The release of Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier is a huge relief.

For all those who have mobilized, among the relatives, within the Government, of France Télévisions, and among the French, affected by the situation of our two compatriots, their rapid return marks the end of a too long wait.

Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier remind us all that the right to freedom of expression and information is not an abstract principle, but a reality that all professional journalists defend every day, and with them the Minister of Culture and Communication.