This page archives from September 2006 onward the recorded weekly Latin news bulletins which were broadcast and uploaded to the Internet as mp3 files by Finnish radio until the final broadcast on 14 June 2019. The second of the two Word files available for download below gives the transcripts of almost all the broadcasts from 6 May 2005 onward, while the first, copied from the German Interrete site, is a less complete collection covering the period from May 2000 to April 2005. Texts of broadcasts from September 1989 (when Nuntii Latini started) to August 1999 are available only in a series of hardback volumes, for details of which see the Nuntii site.
New bulletins were normally uploaded from Helsinki every Friday, except during the summer break and Christmas/New Year holiday, but there was occasionally a delay of a few days, in which case the date assigned to the recording in this archive may not be the same as that for the corresponding transcript. Normally, however, correspondences can be worked out easily by noting the order of the files in the sequence for the month in question. Recordings from December 2010 can also be listened to on-line on Finnish radio's own Nuntii Page but transcripts and a facility for downloading the recordings to your own computer are only available there for the more recent bulletins. There is also a glossary on the site giving Finnish, English and German equivalents for the more difficult words in some of the bulletins.
The `Nuntii' team from left to right: Satu Tuominen, Suvi Randén, Outi Kaltio, Virpi Seppälä-Pekkanen, Reijo Pitkäranta, Tuomo Pekkanen, Saara Honkanen, Laura Nissin, Antti Ijäs. Photo: Laura Mainiemi/Yle Kuvapalvelu. The photograph accompanies the Finnish site's Latin article on the programme marking its 25th anniversary in 2014. Laura Nissin's piece on the programme and her own role in it, published in the London Financial Times, is here. In November 2017 the Finnish Broadcasting Company unexpectedly announced their intention to close the programme at the end of the year. Following protests from Latinists in many countries, it was then decided that it be continued until its 30th anniversary in 2019. The decision to end the broadcasts was apparently due both to YLE's search for cost savings and to the senior presenters' wish to retire - see the articles on the BBC and in the Guardian newspaper