Silver Tambur

Silver Tambur is the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of Estonian World. He has previously studied journalism at the University of Tartu, and politics and society at the Birkbeck College, University of London. Silver has been the editor at the Estonian Public Broadcasting’s news service in English, as well as contributing for the Business Sense magazine in the UK, Deutsche Welle and Radio New Zealand. You can also follow him on Twitter and like his page on Facebook. You can write to Silver at silver@estonianworld.com.

Silver Tambur: Brace yourself for 2017 – it’s going to be a rollercoaster year

While the Anglo-American and EU-dominated liberal world order faces collapse, Estonians have so far shown resilience against populist groundswells. For most people, a new year usually starts with a renewed sense of hope. We hope our lives will be better off; we hope the world will be a better place. …

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Estonia’s first satellite brings a contract for space cameras

ESTCube-1, Estonia’s first satellite, took images of such excellent quality that the Tartu-based researchers are getting their first orders from the space industry. Estonia conducted its first space mission in April 2013, when a tiny one-kilogramme satellite, called ESTCube-1, was rocketed off to orbit the Earth from the European Space …

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Estonian startup Guaana partners with Dubai to pioneer a new global research funding model

The Estonian scientific collaboration platform, Guaana, has joined forces with the government of Dubai to pioneer a new global research funding model. At an official signing ceremony, attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, and various other ruling officials of …

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Neeme Järvi and Tõnu Kaljuste are nominated for the Grammy Awards 2017

Estonian conductors Neeme Järvi and Tõnu Kaljuste are among the nominees of the Grammy Awards 2017, in two separate categories. Järvi is nominated in the Best Orchestral Performance category, for “Ibert: Orchestral Works”, recorded with the Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, under Chandos label. Kaljuste is nominated in the Best …

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Estonian startup honours Albert Einstein with a large spray-printed mural

A Tartu-based startup, SprayPrinter, that produces wireless devices that deliver photos on the wall via a mobile app, paid tribute to Albert Einstein by spraying his iconic headshot onto the wall of a four-storey office building. The painting was created with the “very first prototype of the company’s handheld second …

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The Estonian president invites everyone to become an e-resident

Kersti Kaljulaid, the Estonian president, called business people around the world to take an advantage of her country’s e-residency programme that entitles everyone, everywhere to securely identify them online, open and run a location-independent business and take advantage of a marketplace of services specifically for e-residents. “Even though there are …

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International students desire to build their lives in Estonia

International students have not only found Estonia as a stop on their path – the country is increasingly seen as the place to advance one’s career and where to settle in. “I loved and I am still attracted by this tiny and surprising country, defined as the new ‘digital nation’, …

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Estonia tops the global internet freedom chart

The Freedom on the Net 2016 index, compiled by Freedom House, has ranked Estonia first in the world. The Freedom House report, one of the most authoritative reports in the field, investigated 65 geographically dispersed and politically diverse countries, and ranked them according to obstacles to access, limits on content and violations …

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Cyprus to implement the Estonian model of electronic identity

The e-Governance Academy of Estonia and the presidency of Cyprus have signed a cooperation agreement to develop an electronic identity concept and implement a digital signature solution in Cyprus. Experts from the e-Governance Academy will advise the Cypriot government about the electronic identity and describe the technical solution. “We have …

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The EstDocs film festival returns to Toronto

EstDocs, the film festival featuring top documentary filmmaking talent from Estonia and around the world, offers screenings in the expat-heavy city of Toronto. For already the twelfth year in a row, Toronto is hosting EstDocs – an audience festival and juried competition featuring films that have a connection to Estonia. The roster of …

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