Watchdog Group


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Watchdog Group

An organization, often nonprofit, that researches and publishes information on alleged abuses in a certain area or sector. For example, a watchdog group may investigate the truth of stories reported in the media or poor environmental practices in private companies. At their best, watchdog groups may expose real corruption, but they may be susceptible to bias themselves.
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But watchdog groups counter that it was just another part of Livingston's effort to undermine the basic function of the FEC: tracking campaign violations and releasing the information to the press.
A shock new computer game that "teaches" players how to steal cars, go joyriding and mow down policemen has caused outrage among motoring organisations, police and watchdog groups.
Software licensing management is an increasing concern for small and large companies alike, according to the Business Software Alliance, a watchdog group representing the nation's leading software manufacturers.
Samantha Smoot, executive director of the Texas Freedom Network, a statewide Religious Right watchdog group, agreed.
Ted Smith, head of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, a community watchdog group in San Jose, Calif.
As Los Angeles County officials roll out a new $25 million voting system today, an election watchdog group and others are raising concerns about its software and its maker's ties to an international gambling firm.
Megan Day, director of Citizens Project, a local progressive watchdog group, called for civility.
CORGI is the gas safety watchdog group in the UK, where all businesses carrying out gas related work are required by law to register with the organisation.
They're not trying to keep up with the Joneses, they're trying to set the pace for the Joneses,'' said Barry Allen, head of a City Hall watchdog group called Vanguard.
What Ellen did in 1997 will be remembered as historic in our community," says Joan Garry, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a media watchdog group.
A right-wing government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit challenging a Los Angeles Police Department order that prohibits officers from asking the immigration status of suspects and turning over undocumented individuals to immigration authorities.
We're taking a wait-and-see position," says Alan Klein, a spokesman for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a media watchdog group.