Sten Hankewitz

Sten Hankewitz is a lifelong journalist and the Executive Editor at Estonian World. Having lived in Estonia, Spain, the UK and all around the US, he now resides in Chicago, IL. He loves to write and besides working at Estonian World and doing some occasional blogging, he writes books and contributes to other outlets in Estonia, Israel and elsewhere. He has strong convictions and he shows them unashamedly. You can follow him on Twitter, like his page on Facebook or check out his personal blog. You can write to Sten at sten@estonianworld.com.

Estonia among the countries best prepared against cyberattacks

According to the Estonian National Cyber Security Index that ranks over 160 countries’ cyber security status, Estonia is among the top 10 countries best prepared against cyberattacks. The National Cyber Security Index is developed by the Estonian e-Governance Academy and it uses the know-how of Estonian cyber security experts, measures …

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Estonia’s Information System Authority: cyber criminals are becoming more resourceful

According to a new yearbook by the Estonian Information System Authority, the department that ensures the interoperability of the country’s information system, cyber criminals are becoming increasingly resourceful and find new ways to exploit unsuspecting people. The newly published yearbook describes the role of the departments of the Information System …

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Estonian startup develops a digital PPE stock level monitoring system

An Estonian startup has developed a digital system to monitor the stock levels of personal protective equipment. When the coronavirus crisis hit, the governments’ need for information on personal protective equipment stock levels and usage grew exponentially to make informed decisions on procurement and distribution, the company, called MASC, said …

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Estonian fintech startup askRobin raises €1.6 million to expand in Latin America

The Estonian-founded fintech startup, askRobin – a financial services marketplace for underbanked customers in Latin America – has completed a €1.6 million seed round to develop product functionality and increase its market share in Mexico, Argentina and Colombia. “Traditional banks focus on a small well-off part of the society, whereas …

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Estonian evangelical church fund is looking for regular donors in difficult times

The church support fund of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church has launched a public campaign to raise funds for four churches: St Mary’s Church in Tartu, Alexander’s Church in Narva, St Nicholas’ Church in Paldiski and St Mary’s Church in Tõstamaa; some of the donations will be used to offer …

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Fotografiska Tallinn will live tour Bryan Adams’s exhibition Exposed

Fotografiska Tallinn, a photo gallery at the Telliskivi Creative City, will live tour the world-famous singer, Bryan Adams’s exhibition, Exposed, on 3 May at 7 PM EEST (5 PM BST; 12 PM EDT) to give the potential audience the chance to virtually visit the singer’s portrait photos during the coronavirus …

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Estonia to take over the presidency of the UN Security Council

On 1 May, Estonia will take over the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for a month; the country plans to pay particular attention to the connections between the COVID-19 pandemic and the security environment, cybersecurity, the fundamental principles of international law, including the protection of civilians and increasing …

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