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Philip Di Salvo


Philip Di Salvo is a post-doctoral researcher at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)'s Insitute of Media and Journalism. Currently, he is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)'s Department of Media and Communications. Here, Philip does research about whistleblowing, investigative journalism, Internet surveillance and the relationship between journalism and hacking. At USI, he teaches journalism both at the Master and Bachelor levels. Philip received his PhD in Communication Sciences from USI with a dissertation about the adoption of encrypted whistleblowing platforms in journalism in summer 2018. Since 2018, Philip is also a lecturer at NABA - New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Italy. As a freelance journalist, he writes for Wired, Motherboard/Vice, Esquire and other publications covering the social impacts of technology. At USI, Philip also works as the European Journalism Observatory (EJO) Italian editor. Philip has authored two books: "Leaks. Whistleblowing e hacking nell'età senza segreti" (LUISS University Press, Rome, 2019) and "Digital Whistleblowing Platforms in Journalism. Encrypting Leaks" (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2020).

Philip obtained a Master degree in Media Management from USI in 2012 and a Bachelor degree in Literature from Università degli Studi di Milano in 2010.