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The tabloid Õhtuleht was published for the first time in 1944 straight after the withdrawal of the German Wehrmacht.It passed into the hands of the Ekspress Grupp once Estonia achieved independence. The Eesti Meedia group founded the Sõnumileht newspaper to compete with Õhtuleht in 1995. This resulted in losses for both papers, prompting them to merge into SL Õhtuleht in 2000. In 2008 the paper switched back to its old name. The focus is classic tabloid content.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Liberal-conservative
Circulation: 50,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday
Visits per month: 1.000.000 - 5.000.000
Online payment model: All content free of charge

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: AS SL Őhtuleht
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1944

Narva mnt 13, 10151 Tallinn
Phone: 00372 614 4000
Twitter: @ohtuleht

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1.  Õhtuleht - Estonia | 17/12/2015

Estonia slepts through energy transition

Commenting on the Paris climate agreement, scientist Marek Strandberg vents his spleen at the Estonian government's failed energy policy: "Even the otherwise so oil-shale-friendly environment ... » more

2.  Õhtuleht - Estonia | 20/10/2015

Don't just lock away youth murderer

A court in the Estonian municipality of Viljandi on Tuesday sentenced a 16-year-old pupil who shot dead his German teacher during class one year ago ... » more

3.  Õhtuleht - Estonia | 28/09/2015

Spy exchange makes Estonia look bad

The Latvian Eston Kohver and the Russian Aleksei Dressen, each imprisoned in the country of the other on espionage charges, were exchanged on the weekend. ... » more

4.  Õhtuleht - Estonia | 22/09/2015

Estonian journalists want answers from Kiev

Ukraine's blacklist also features two Russian-speaking journalists from Estonia. Pavel Ivanov, chief editor of the Russian-language website Vecherka criticises this in the tabloid Õhtuleht: "Marianna ... » more

5.  Õhtuleht - Estonia | 17/08/2015

Estonian authorities botch fight against swine flu

In a bid to stop the rapid spread of swine flu in Estonia thousands of pigs have been slaughtered and buried. On the weekend a ... » more

6.  Õhtuleht - Estonia | 06/08/2015

Estonians feel abandoned by Nato

Nato plans to withdraw in the autumn half of the planes it has patrolling the Baltic region, according to media reports from last week. The ... » more

7.  Õhtuleht - Estonia | 07/07/2015

Freedom of Panorama must be preserved

The European Parliament will vote on Wednesday on a copyright reform law that foresees restrictions on the photographing of buildings and other public objects and ... » more

8.  Õhtuleht - Estonia | 29/06/2015

Even 156 refugees too many for Estonians

The EU states agreed last Thursday to take in refugees on a voluntary basis rather than introducing a quota system. Estonia could take in up ... » more

9.  Õhtuleht - Estonia | 11/06/2015

Refugees: Estonians won't be persuaded

Tallinn has spoken out against Brussels' plans for refugee quotas but has said it would take in a certain number of refugees on a voluntary ... » more

10.  Õhtuleht - Estonia | 28/05/2015

1000 refugees too much for Estonia

According to the European Commission's proposal Estonia would have to take in more than 1,000 refugees from the Mediterranean area in a year. The tabloid ... » more


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