Avaaz recently filed a petition in an attempt to reverse the court’s decision that gave Fox an opportunity to retain its broadcasting license. In its letter to the UK’s office of communications, Avaaz claimed that the previous ruling was flawed due to lack of sufficient evidence.
A closer look at Avaaz’s petition
This organization also wanted a review of the Rupert Murdoch case that gave Fox 61% ownership of Sky. This petition would place Robert Murdoch and his company in the spotlight, following their recent sexual harassment case. Avaaz, on the other hand, would be seeking information pertaining Ofcom’s involvement in this disputed merger. Karen Bradley, the communication’s secretary, would also attempt to find out the amount of control that Robert Murdoch has over the United Kingdom broadcasting arena. The defendants in this case also want Karen Bradley to view CMA’s commitment to the reporting standards. These requirements were made by Ofcom who according to Bert Wander, the director of Avaaz, was wrong since there were lots of issues that needed to be ironed out.
Avaaz is a humanitarian organization that advocates for issues, such as human rights, climate change, poverty, animal rights, and conflicts. Azaaz is currently one of the largest activist groups across the globe. This organization’s headquarters is in New York, and it participates in activities, such as demonstrations and petitions.
Avaaz was formed in 2007 by Res Publica, an institution committed to promoting civic virtue, deliberative democracy, and good governance. Other individuals who helped build this organization is Tom Pravda, Ricken Patel, Jeremy Heimans, and Tom Perriello. The current president of Avaaz is Ricken Patel, a graduate of Oxford University. This organization survives on donations issued to them by its numerous well-wishers. Since it was formed, Avaaz has been able to raise more than $20 million. This company runs its campaigns in Lebanon, Brazil, UK, India, and Brazil.