Õhtuleht (Evening Paper) is the largest daily newspaper in Estonia. It is a tabloid newspaper. The newspaper is published in Tallinn in the Estonian language.[1]

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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Schibsted and Ekspress Grupp
HeadquartersTallinn, Estonia

History and profileEdit

Õhtuleht was established in 1944.[2] On 3 July 2000 two rival tabloid papers in Estonia, Õhtuleht and Sõnumileht (The Messenger), merged, becoming SL Õhtuleht.[3] Since 6 October 2008 the name was shortened back to Õhtuleht.[2]

The paper has a liberal-conservative political stance.[2] It is owned by Eesti Meedia which also owns Postimees and which in turn is owned by Schibsted,[4] a Norwegian media group, and by Ekspress Grupp.

Õhtuleht is available online at Ohtuleht.ee. Initially, at first the online version was just a copy of the paper, but now is turning into an online news stream and an entertainment centre with approx. 150,000 users.


  1. ^ Central and South-Eastern Europe 2004. Psychology Press. 2003. p. 263. ISBN 978-1-85743-186-5. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Õhtuleht". Euro Topics. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Thriving in Estonia's changing newspaper market". INMA. 11 April 2005. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  4. ^ Meelis Naaber (December 2011). "The Media Landscape of Estonia" (PDF). Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. Retrieved 4 June 2016.

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