Estonia is a country of about 45,000 square kilometres (about 17,400 square miles) located on the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe. Since the late 1980s, it has made a transition from a colonial territory within the Soviet Union into an independent democracy, becoming a member state of the European Union in 2004. The population of 1.3 million is served by four national daily newspapers, several weekly papers and magazines, roughly 10 domestic television channels, and over 20 radio stations.

The national structure of the country is made up of two relatively detached communities: (1) ethnic Estonians (approximately 900,000) and (2) Russophones, who predominantly consist of new settlers from the Soviet era, with rather distinct media consumption patterns. This entry provides an overview of media in Estonia; ...

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