People Moving 24/11/10 – Press Relations

Mark Flanagan, a key member of Gordon Brown’s comms team, has left Downing Street to join Portland as a partner. (Source: PR Week)

Katie Myler is leaving her role as a media adviser to Labour leader Ed Miliband to join Burson-Marsteller as director and senior consultant in corporate business. (Source: PR Week)

Charity WaterAid has appointed Mike Foster as its new head of communications. The former government minister will join on 22 November. (Source: PR Week)

Tehsin Nayani, spokesman for the owners of Manchester United, is leaving his role to establish his own comms consultancy. Nayani has spent nearly six years working for the Glazer family. (Source: PR Week)

Scott Marchbank has been handed the role of head of news for the Ministry of Justice. He’ll move from his role as deputy news chief at the Home Office in January. (Source: PR Week)

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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