Estonian World broke a record in terms of readership – but we need your help to make our future more secure.
First, we want to use the opportunity and wish a peaceful year to all of you who are reading Estonian World; the online magazine we – three stubborn, London-based, Estonians – started over six years ago.
Since our humble beginnings, we have grown to become the most engaging English-language web magazine about Estonia – in 2018, 700,000 people read Estonian World in more than 230 countries and territories. With over 45,000 followers in the social media, Estonian World is constantly rated either #2 or #3 Estonia authority.
But all of this has been achieved with lots of hard work, daily grind and personal sacrifices. To carry on the work we started, we need your help.
We want more people in the world to know about how Estonians do things and what we are all about – our digital solutions, culture, strong identity and traditions, and the beautiful country. We want Estonians back home to know more about their diaspora – those who live elsewhere. We also want to make Estonia a better and more prosperous place to live – we want to highlight the ideas that would make it possible.
We aim to publicise these stories in a positive, encouraging manner, but we don’t neglect to write about the country’s and its peoples’ challenges and concerns. Yes, we strive to be positive, but we don’t sugar-coat. Our professional ethics dictates objectivity above everything else. Estonian World’s independent ownership structure means no one can tell us to censor a story.
But to ensure quality and content is a difficult and expensive work. Unlike many media outlets, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep Estonian World open and free to read. To keep it open and free – and at the same time, sustainable – will cost tens of thousands of euros this year. We also need to ask for your help to cover the costs.
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
Cover: Estonian World’s founders Silver Tambur, Sten Hankewitz, Sander Saar.