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Yle’s Nuntii Latini to continue until spring 2019

Kuvassa Nuntii Latinin, Yle Radio 1:n latinankielisen viikkokatsauksen tekijät Tuomo Pekkanen, Virpi Seppälä-Pekkanen ja Reijo Pitkäranta.
Kuvassa Nuntii Latinin, Yle Radio 1:n latinankielisen viikkokatsauksen tekijät Tuomo Pekkanen, Virpi Seppälä-Pekkanen ja Reijo Pitkäranta. Picture by: Laura Mainiemi radio,Yle Radio 1,Nuntii Latini,Reijo Pitkäranta,Tuomo Pekkanen

Yle’s weekly news review in Latin, Nuntii Latini, will continue on Yle Radio 1 until spring 2019. It will then celebrate its 30th anniversary.

In November, Yle announced that the news in Latin will be cancelled at the end of this year. Now the decision has been moved forward to spring of 2019.

Yle has discussed the future of Nuntii Latini with adjunct professor Reijo Pitkäranta as well as professor Tuomo Pekkanen and Virpi Seppälä-Pekkanen.

“The team is willing to go on with the review until spring 2019. We have received much positive feedback for Nuntii Latini and many listeners were sorry to hear about it being cancelled. Now we will be able to fulfil the wishes of our Latin-interested listeners and maybe create an interest to continue the programme somewhere else in the world,” says director of Creative Content Ville Vilén from Yle.

Nuntii Latini is known and admired throughout the world.

“Yle places great value on the efforts of the professors and their teams of Latin experts. It is their personal input and expertise that have carried the programme all these years,” says Ville Vilén.

The Nuntii Latini weekly news review is broadcast on Yle Radio 1 on Fridays at 6:15 p.m.
All Nuntii Latini programmes starting from 2011 are available on Yle Areena at yle.fi/nuntii. In addition to the radio news, the pages contain all news in text format as well as some core vocabulary.

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