People moving – press relations 25/08/10

The Law Society’s head of media has left to set up her own legal PR firm. Melissa Davies has left after five years to launch MD Communications. (Source: PR Week)

Simon Warr has left his role as director of communications of Jaguar Land Rover. He leaves after working there since 2007. (Source: PR Week)

Bell Pottinger Public Affairs has recruited Michael McManus, who has worked as a special advisor in three governments since the 1990s. He will join next month as a director. (Source: PR Week)

Rosabel Tao has been named senior vice president of corporate comms for MySpace. She will oversee all global external and internal comms for the social networking brand. (Source: PR Week)




“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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