Estonian World has become Estonia’s first English-language publication to join Project Syndicate – an influential international media network that comprises nearly 500 outlets, including the Guardian, El País and Le Monde, in more than 150 countries.
Project Syndicate, described as “the world’s smartest op-ed page”, publishes and syndicates commentary and analysis by prominent economists, political leaders, scholars, business leaders and civic activists to a global audience. Based in Prague, the Czech Republic, it was established in the early 1990s as an initiative to assist newly independent media in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, but expansion to Western Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas quickly followed.
Estonian World becomes Estonia’s first English-language media outlet – and only the third outlet overall (Postimees, an Estonian daily, was formerly a member, now replaced by another Estonian daily, Eesti Päevaleht) – to join the international media network with an aim to add more global analysis to its existing content.
“Project Syndicate is very excited to partner with Estonian World, what we consider the leading English language publication in the Baltics,” Christianna Polydorou, the Global Relations Manager of Project Syndicate, said. “Estonian World really stands out as an example of high-quality independent journalism and we hope that our new partnership will add a complementary international perspective to their excellent and transparent reporting of local issues.”
Silver Tambur, the editor-in-chief and cofounder of Estonian World, said that joining the influential global media network was a great recognition to the outlet that was started by three Estonian expats in London from scratch just seven years ago. “It sounds even slightly surreal to me that we have come such a long way in relatively short time, despite being an independent publication in financially very challenging time,” Tambur said. “It’s an honour to join Project Syndicate at the time of many global challenges and it will certainly motivate Estonian World’s team to develop an even better media outlet.”
Project Syndicate’s contributors include Nobel laureates, heads of state, grassroot campaigners and intellectuals – among them Christine Lagarde, Nouriel Roubini, Ban Ki-moon, Dambisa Moyo, Bernard-Henri Lévy and Francis Fukuyama.
Estonian World is a global independent online magazine, founded by Silver Tambur, Sander Saar and Sten Hankewitz in London in 2012. The magazine has editorial representations in Tallinn, London, Chicago and Los Angeles, and contributors all over the world. With almost 50,000 followers in the social media, it’s Estonia’s most engaging media outlet that is published in English.
Cover: A collage of Estonian World’s new (2019) logo and Project Syndicate’s logo.