ERR News is the English-language service of Estonian Public Broadcasting, run by a fully independent editorial team.
Comments and opinion
ERR news welcomes readers' emails and proposals for opinion pieces at firstname.lastname@example.org. The managing editors reserve the right to decide on the publication of a submitted piece and make amendments to a piece where necessary. Commenting on a piece now requires logging in with an Estonian ID card; comments in the form of personal attacks on the author, those irrelevant to the topic etc. will be removed.
Please note that ERR News can only relay information about Estonian Public Broadcasting's English-language service.
General contacts for Estonian Public Broadcasting
Contacts for ERR's English-language service
Editorial staff of ERR News
Dario Cavegn, managing editor
+372 628 4575
Andrew Whyte, managing editor
+372 628 4575
Aili Vahtla, editor
+372 628 4571
A complete list of all ERR contacts is available here (link in Estonian).
About ERR News and Estonian Public Broadcasting
ERR News was started in 2010 as an independent English-language news service at Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR). Since January 2016, ERR News has been an independent editorial team within ERR's newly consolidated news department made up of online, radio and TV news.
The different editorial teams including that of ERR News are all independently run and have full editorial freedom within the constraints of ERR's best practices guidelines (Hea tava).
ERR on the whole is funded out of Estonia's state budget and supervised by the Riigikogu's Cultural Affairs Committee as well as the Broadcasting Council (Ringhäälingu Nõukogu), which in turn appoints ERR's management.
All of the Riigikogu's parliamentary groups are represented both in the Cultural Affairs Committee and on the Broadcasting Council. This means that both have a multi-party line-up, and that they are neither appointed nor instructed by the Estonian government. Their task is to supervise ERR in terms of the use of its finances and resources as well as its mission to inform the Estonian people.
The English service is currently limited to one full-time and two part-time positions. Its three editors are responsible for the production and publication of all information published on ERR News unless otherwise indicated.