About

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

We aim to publicise Estonia’s and Estonians’ successes and success stories in a positive, encouraging manner, but we don’t neglect to write about the country’s and its peoples’ challenges and concerns.

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. Our professional ethics dictates objectivity above everything else. It is also the reason we’ve kept Estonian World ad-free.

With global contributors and over 60,000 followers in the social media – Facebook, TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn – we’ve become one of the most engaging English-language online publications about 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 Editor-in-Chief 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 Deputy Editor-in-Chief 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 

Heili-Mae Möller is Estonian World’s marketing manager. She has lived in Germany and enjoys travelling in Europe and beyond. Heili-Mae is studying multimedia and her hobbies are cycling and dancing.

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.

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).

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.

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

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

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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