Described by The Guardian as “the globe's largest and most powerful online activist network,” Avaaz is a left-leaning online mobilisation website that specialises in causes such as internet freedoms, global poverty, homosexual equality, climate change and corporate malpractice. It has over 18 million members worldwide. Within the UK political scene the 38Degrees site is more powerful. It has over one million UK members. Both are a challenge to the Right - which has lost its early edge in online impact.
Adam Fleming presented this report on Avaaz for BBCTV's Daily Politics programme: