Sandrine Rigaud


Sandrine Rigaud is a French investigative journalist. She directed feature-length documentaries for French television and investigated different corporate sectors while working at Premières Lignes Télévision.

Her documentaries for the highly reputed inquiry magazine Cash Investigation (French national TV) focused on forced labor in Uzbekistan, "big food," or plastic. Her films have been shortlisted or awarded at many festivals, including the DIG Awards, Europa Prize, Fipadoc, FIGRA, and Seoul Eco Festival.

For her reports, she has worked in many countries, including Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Qatar, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring.

From 2002 to 2010, she worked as a political journalist for French national TV and she wrote a book, published in 2008, about the French socialist party (PS: Coulisses d’un jeu de massacre).

She graduated from Sciences Politiques (Paris) and the Centre de Formation des Journalistes in Paris and studied European institutions at the London School of Economics. She teaches in Sciences Po journalism school.

Born in Egypt, she lived 15 years in the Middle East and is fluent in Arabic.

Sandrine Rigaud