Estonian World is an independent online media outlet, founded in London in 2012 and headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia. The magazine has editorial representations in Tallinn, Boston, Los Angeles and London, and contributors all over the world.

Estonian World focuses on news, analysis and information related to Estonia and its global diaspora. We cover a wide range of topics, including culture, business, science, technology, lifestyle, history, defence and politics and aim to promote a deeper understanding of Estonia and its place in the world.

We are a team of professional journalists whose greatest assets are integrity, honesty and sticking to the truth. Yes, we strive to be positive, but we don’t sugarcoat and we don’t neglect to write about the country’s and its peoples’ challenges and concerns. Our professional ethics dictates objectivity above everything else.

With global contributors and over 65,000 followers in the social media – Facebook, TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn – we’ve become one of the most engaging English-language publications related to Estonia, read in more than 200 countries and territories.

We are happy to consider freelance contributions, to receive news and video content, and to host your opinions. To submit content, please send us an email.

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Estonian World Contributors

Silver Tambur is the publisher and cofounder of Estonian World. He studied journalism at the University of Tartu and politics at Birkbeck College, London. He has been editor at the ERR’s news service in English, as well as contributing for the Deutsche Welle and Radio New Zealand. Contact Silver

Sten Hankewitz is a journalist and the executive editor of Estonian World. Having lived in Estonia, Spain and the UK, he now resides in the US. He loves writing and besides blogging, he writes for EW and other media outlets. He has strong convictions and he shows them unashamedly. Contact Sten 

Reelika Virunurm spent four years in Germany, which she considers her second home. In Estonia, she works in communications, writes in her free time, and shows tourists how to eat blueberries in the forest. She tries to travel as much as possible and learn a new language whenever possible.

Marii Kangur is an Estonian journalist, media teacher and radio journalism lecturer, who is mostly writing about education and bicycle culture. Previously, she worked as a news reporter at the radio service of the Estonian Public Broadcasting.

Jana Simackova is originally from Prague, the Czech Republic. After studying and working in the United States, Germany and Belgium, she moved to Tallinn eight years ago and fell in love with the country, the people and the nature. She is an event organiser for InterNations, a social network connecting people all around the globe.

Svetlana Stsur is a freelance journalist; she studied political science.

Kristina Lupp had a long career from Toronto to Florence to Adelaide, including an MA in gastronomy from Adelaide University. An Estonian-Canadian, she returned to Estonia in 2011. Apart from writing, she runs the Tallinn Supper Club, a pop-up restaurant in her apartment, and a B&B out of her farm.

Patrik Maldre heads the cyber defence initiative at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington. He holds a BA in philosophy and political science from the University of Illinois and an MA in international relations from the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).

Sander Saar is Estonian World’s cofounder and the outlet’s technical wizard. Los Angeles-based, Sander currently also works for Maker Studios Inc, a division of The Walt Disney Company.

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