Two French journalists freed in Afghanistan

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Two journalists and their interpreter have been released by their Afghan captors.

Reporter Hervé Ghesquière and cameraman Stéphane Taponier, who worked for France 3 television channel, were kidnapped along with their interpreter Reza Din while working on a documentary in eastern Afghanistan in December 2009.

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) tasked with upholding press freedom welcomed the news.

UNESCO also called for the release of all journalists around the world who "pay with their freedom" the right to inform people.

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