Sandrine Rigaud is a French investigative journalist. She directed feature length documentaries for French television and investigated different corporate sectors while working at Première Lignes Télévision.
Her documentaries for the highly reputed inquiry magazine Cash Investigation (French national TV) focused on forced labour in Uzbekistan, « Big food » or plastic. Her films have been shortlisted or awarded in many festivals (DIG Awards, Europa Prize, Fipadoc, FIGRA, Seoul Eco Festival…).
For her reports, she worked on many fields such as Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Qatar or Tunisia after the Arab Spring.
Her latest inquiry about « ghost workers of the gig economy » has been broadcast on French TV in September 2019.
From 2002 to 2010, she worked as a political journalist for French national TV and she wrote a book about French socialist party that was published in 2008 (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.