Advocating for Human rights-Avaaz

21st Century Fox is one of the pay TV’s provider companies in the United Kingdom. The firm wanted to acquire Sky but the deal has to take another turn as the legal system has been called upon to revisit the ruling that the pay-tv when remaining under the management of Rupert Murdoch who is a billionaire based in the country. The United Kingdom communication office received a letter from Avaaz which is a civil group and according to the letters written by their attorneys, it stated that Ofcom ruling was full of material mistakes, evidence as well as reasons and pleaded for a fresh review of the case. According to the letter written by Avaaz; Ofcom used legal standards which were considered illogical, and assumed issues which were relevant and could be used as evidence. According to Avaaz officials, they have been demanding for a meeting between Fox and Ofcom representatives or even with the Murdoch family trust.

Avaaz was launched in 2007 as a civil organization which is based in the United States of America. During its establishment, the group had to take their man date to act and advocate on issues which include; animal rights, climate change, corruption, conflict, poverty and human rights. According to the guardian; Avaaz is one of the largest civil groups in the world. Avaaz was co-founded by MoveOn.org and Res Publica. Res Publica is a community of public sector which has a primary purpose of promoting good governance in the society; while on the other hand, MoveOn.org is an America non-profit organization. The organization’s co-founders include Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda among others. Ricken Patel is the director and the President of the foundation. Avaaz has been organizing events as well as campaigns which are managed by a team of campaigners who operates in all the 30 nations which Avaaz exist.