Jean-Philippe Ceppi

Journalist, Film Director, Producer

Lausanne (Switzerland)

From September 17 to September 28, 2018

Biography —

Personal Website

Jean-Philippe Ceppi is a managing producer for Temps Présent, a leading television program on the Swiss Public Television. He holds an MA in History, Philosophy and Journalism, and an MBA. He is currently researching for his PHD on the history of hidden camera in television journalism. He also teaches investigative journalism. He spent his career between Europe and Africa. His work in Rwanda has been acclaimed and exposed at the US Memorial Holocaust Museum. Ceppi was the president of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Geneva, in 2010.

Project —

Dissertation (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) research on the hidden camera in television, as a PHD graduate, from its earliest usage by the Television and cinema pioneers in Europe and the US to its deployment through the 60’s to the 90’s. Also, the role of undercover journalism in the press more generally and the increasing cloud over its use, both in Europe and the U.S. This work tends to illustrate how undercover journalism, from its origins till today, from Nelly Bly in the 19th century to today’s reality shows and intrusive UGC, has been in the same time an issue for ethical and judicial controversy, as much as a decisive tool for investigative journalism, with an impact.