21st Century Fox, which controls the famous Fox News as well as many other channels, is planning to purchase Sky News. Fox already owns part of Sky, but they are planning to purchase whatever parts of it they do not yet own. However, an advocacy group is pointing out some serious issues that may be involved in this purchase.
First of all, the deal was approved by Ofcom. The problem is that Ofcom has ties with Fox that may have to undergo additional scrutiny in order to evaluate the potential conflicts that may be involved. In addition, Ofcom really only heard about details of the deal from representatives of Fox during meetings that were held between them. The problem with this is clear. Fox representatives can not be relied to provide unbiased and impartial information about a deal they want to go through and Avaaz’s lacrosse camp.
So which advocacy group is pushing for a review of the deal? The name of the group is Avaaz. Avaas is a global group that focuses on improving issues such as equality, freedom of speech, human rights, civil rights, animal rights, and justice. They have been backed by many of the big groups that fight for social justice. They were founded jointly by Res Publica and MoveOn.org.
Avaaz has done a great deal of work during the short time that they have been around. The Guardian has even named them as the largest online activist group just a few years after it was founded. They help organize protests and online petitions. This way, everyone can help fight for the right causes, even if they do not have the capabilities to go out of their homes. They have helped activists in dictatorship countries such as Iran and Syria. Many world leaders have praised the efforts of Avaaz and read full article.