ERR News is the English-language service of Estonian Public Broadcasting, run by a fully independent editorial team.
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Readers are also welcome to submit opinion pieces or features on any topical subject relevant to Estonia. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission is not guarantee of publication, and ERR News reserves the right to amend or edit pieces where necessary. Tip-offs, news and press releases can also be sent to the same email address.
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 at ERR News
Andrew Whyte, Managing Editor
+372 628 4575
Helen Wright, News Editor
+372 628 4575
Marcus Turovski, Senior Opinion Editor (afternoons)
Kristjan Kallaste, Editor
Roberta Vaino, Editor (mornings)
Aili Vahtla, Editor (on maternity leave)
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 under the Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) umbrella. 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 (multi-party) Cultural Affairs Committee as well as the Broadcasting Council (Ringhäälingu Nõukogu), made up of a panel of independent members as well as one for each political party represented at the Riigikogu (currently five).
This means that both bodies 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 has three full-time editors and two half-time editors (see above), responsible for the production and publication of all information published on ERR News unless otherwise indicated (see above for information about submitting opinion or other pieces).