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Published on BBCnews, 31 October 2007.
While thousands joined last month’s pro-democracy street protests in Burma, many hundreds of thousands expressed their solidarity via a global online campaign.
Ricken Patel is the co-founder of the web movement Avaaz.org, and he has a grand ambition: to make worldwide public opinion a decisive factor on key global issues from climate, to security, to human rights.
Stephen Sackur talks to the co-founder of a new campaigning website, Avaaz.org, about his vision of global activism online. But who is really being empowered.
Click here to watch the interview, 23.30 min.