Evelyne Jean-Baylet passed away today at the age of one hundred.

I salute his work at the head of the group La Dépêche du MidiA true flagship of the information that it was able to conduct, consolidate and diversify for nearly forty years.

She was a woman of conviction, who knew how to work in two universes long dominated by men: the press and politics.

Just two years ago, with astonishing energy and foresight, she directed the publication of her daily “her”. His life, which alternated between bright moments and trials, merges with that of La Dépêche du Midi and with the past century.

My heartfelt thoughts go out to his son, Jean-Michel Baylet, who shared with his mother the same noble passions as general manager of La Dépêche du Midi, and elected radical of Tarn-et-Garonne.