Digital
Transformation
Festival


16 March - 24 April 2020

Our online festival is underway with a packed programme of interviews and panels. Featuring talks from the industry’s biggest brands and most innovative individuals, this event explores what digital transformation really means for marketing.

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6 Apr 09:00 GMT / 05:00 EST

Reimagining women’s sport…what do we need to do to change the game?

FEATURING
Tom Corbett
Group Head of Sponsorships and Media at Barclays
Eniola Aluko
Sporting Director at Aston Villa W.F.C
Gabi Mostert
Creative Director at Iris
Rebecca Stewart
Senior Reporter at The Drum

Press watchdog: Rebekah Brooks leading phone-hacking inquiry is "extraordinary"

The chair of the Press Complaints Commission has blasted Rupert Murdoch's "extraordinary" decision to let News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks lead an internal investigation into the phone-hacking scandal.

Murdoch has backed Brooks to continue to lead the publishing company despite calls for her to stand down following a damning week of fresh phone-hacking allegations.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme, PCC chair Peta Buscombe expressed dismay that Brooks would be responsible for heading up News International's own investigation.

She said: "I think it's extraordinary that Rupert Murdoch has asked Rebekah Brooks to lead their own internal inquiry into this... In any other business that would not be allowed to happen."

Buscombe added that she now believed the press watchdog had been "lied to" by News International when it carried out its own investigation into phone-hacking two years ago. "That's what it looks like now," she admitted.

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