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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Megan Day, director of Citizens Project, a local progressive watchdog group, called for civility.
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.
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.