People moving – press relations 02/09/10

Theo Bertram, an ex-aide to both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, has been recruited by O2 to become its acting head of public affairs on a six month contract. (Source: PR Week)

Kimberley Witcomb has been appointed by Talk PR to head up its growing fashion department. She will oversee existing fashion clients, as well as growing the agency’s portfolio. (Source: PR Week)

Debra Geddes has been appointed senior director for artist publicity at EMI, overseeing all of the company’s artist publicity activities. She has worked at the music label since 1990 in a variety of roles. (Source: PR Week)

Gary Birtles will step down from his role as chief executive of UK agency Initiative, in order to take up an EMEA role at MediaBrands. (Source: Media Week)

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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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