Estonian World

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, Chicago and Tallinn, and contributors all over the world, on every continent. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Estonian study: How excessive smartphone use may take its toll on mental health

Is disproportionate smartphone use associated with poorer mental health and educational variables? This was in the focus of Dmitri Rozgonjuk, who studied problematic smartphone use and recently defended his PhD in psychology at the University of Tartu.   This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Sven Paulus. How did you …

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An event in support of the independent Baltic media to take place in Riga

The Baltic Times, a Riga-based independent monthly newspaper published in English, is hosting a fundraising event in the Latvian capital to support the independent media; Estonian World’s editor-in-chief Silver Tambur is also due to speak at the gathering on 10 October. Gene Zolotarev, the publisher of the Baltic Times, told …

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TalTech engineers develop a new method to test fireproofing of buildings

The civil engineers of the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) have developed a theoretical design method that allows more secure and cost-efficient construction of timber structures. For the last four years, an engineering research group at TalTech has analysed fire resistance of timber structures, by considering the effect of different …

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Giftedness is valued in Estonia – but its carriers are left in the shadows

According to the doctoral thesis, written by a doctoral student at Tallinn University’s School of Humanities, Halliki Põlda, giftedness is considered to be important in education and in the society in a broader sense, but the carrier of giftedness is often left in the background. This article is published in collaboration …

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Could using Open Data be the next big leap for e-Estonia?

Let the numbers do the talking: established only less than year ago, more than 10 PhD and a hundred master’s students studying in courses and programmes taught by the DigiGovLab staff; participation in many international projects and €10 million in funding. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. …

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The former head of Danske Bank’s Estonia unit found dead in an apparent suicide

Aivar Rehe, the former head of Danske Bank in Estonia, a branch in the centre of a $220 billion money-laundering scandal, was on 25 September found dead near his home in Tallinn. Rehe (56) was reported missing on 23 September by his family. The police, tens of volunteers and search …

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Photographer Jimmy Nelson photographs Estonia’s indigenous Seto people

The renowned English-Dutch photographer, Jimmy Nelson, photographed Seto people during his recent visit to Estonia. “On a recent visit to my exhibition at Fotografiska Tallinn, I had the privilege to visit the Seto people of southern Estonia. This unexpected extraordinary day with these beautiful people opened a whole new world …

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Estonishing Evenings to discuss Estonia’s image

The Estonishing Evenings event series, supported by Estonian World, continues in Tallinn, this time taking a closer look at the image and perception of Estonia, both at home and abroad. Organised in partnership with Estonian World and the Telliskivi Creative City, the Estonishing Evenings series runs English-speaking events that host different speakers …

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Gallery: A self-driving bus starts operating in Tallinn

A driverless bus is now connecting the end-of-the-line tram stop and the Kumu Art Museum in Kadriorg, one of the most picturesque areas in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The Tallinn Transport Authority and Tallinn University of Technology are piloting a self-driving bus within the project Sohjoa Baltic, with Estonia, Finland, …

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Ten reasons to support Estonian World

For over seven years, we have been there for you. Now we need you to be there for us.

Estonian World is in a critical need of funding. We have highlighted ten reasons why you should consider supporting us.

When we founded Estonian World, we didn’t do it for money. We did it because as young Estonian expats, working in London, we wanted more people in the world to know about how Estonians do things and what we are all about. Until now, we’ve offered our online content for free. But we can no longer afford to operate Estonian World this way.

According to the Alliance of Audited Media, an industry group that monitors the circulation of news publishers, the percentage of legitimate websites generating relevant, original content is very low – about 3% of the world’s 329 million websites – because the economics are brutal.

Therefore, we can’t keep up our work without your help. To continue creating this professional media outlet, we need support.

What’s at stake?

Imagine the Estonian world without Estonian World.

Without our contributors and editors writing compelling content.

Without us telling your side of the story.

Without us helping Estonia to be even more well-known all over the world.

Without our editorial board being a voice of reason.

Imagine it. And then help us make sure it doesn’t happen.

Why support Estonian World? Here’s why:

Estonian World is the most global Estonian media outlet that has readers in more than 200 countries and territories.

Estonian World has a large network of contributors around the world. Due to the limited financial resources, much of the potential of this network is untapped.

Estonian World publishes human interest stories, long interviews and feature stories, placing a lot of emphasis on culture, identity, traditions and history. It also constantly highlights new creative talent from Estonia.

Estonian World is the only Estonian English-language media outlet that runs dedicated security, tech, science/education and literature sections.

Much of Estonian World’s content is published through a global angle, meaning it creates interest among the people who live abroad. Approximately one-third of our readers are the descendants of Estonians – they don’t speak Estonian anymore, but like to keep up with Estonia. Estonian World provides them with this opportunity. Estonian World is like a bridge between those communities and Estonia proper.

Estonian World is an important source of information for Estonia-based expats who want to learn more about the country.

Estonian World is technically based in the US. In case of a critical security situation, such as a hypothetical attack against Estonia, Estonian World would be one of the country’s media outlets that would continue to operate and inform its readers across the world.

Estonian World is followed by many globally influential figureheads, such as the former Swedish prime minister, Carl Bildt; British writer and security policy expert Edward Lucas; CNN and Daily Beast author Michael Weiss; writer Sofi Oksanen; Liam Fox MP – and many others. In addition, our articles have been picked up by global media outlets, such as BBC, Business Insider, Daily Mail and the Independent.

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 it ad-free.

Last, but not least – with almost 50,000 followers, Estonian World is the most engaging English-language media outlet about Estonia in the social media. In fact, Estonian World has been rated as the number one Estonia authority on the social media by the Paris-based agency, Agilience.

Please consider supporting us in our efforts. We’d be grateful for every level of support – here’s how you can support us via Patreon or PayPal (see Donate via PayPal button)

Alternatively, you can also use bank transfer: 

Bank:         LHV Pank (Estonia)

Name:        Estonian World Media OÜ

Account:    EE477700771002519475

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Cover: Estonian World’s cofounders Silver Tambur, Sten Hankewitz and Sander Saar.

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