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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The Church-based poll watchdog group hosts 300 volunteers per day at their command center at Pope Pius XII Catholic Center in Manila.
This was also how Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez explained the situation when he visited the poll watchdog group's command center on Monday evening.
Representatives of the CBCP and the VACC met on Monday morning, with the crime watchdog group explaining its pro-death penalty position to the CBCP.
"The Associated Press story, which set the tone for much of the coverage, was clearly sensationalized," says Joan Garry, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a media watchdog group. "The first couple of sentences tainted readers' perception of the study before they had an opportunity to evaluate it.
First, as John Lind, executive director of the banking watchdog group CANICCOR, points out, "While CRA reports have valuable information, the grading system gives almost everyone a 'satisfactory' rating.
journalists out of state prisons as much as possible," writes Pia Hinckle in the July/August issue of Extra!, the invaluable newsletter of the watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.
The Church-based poll watchdog group said they are expecting to have 15,000 election returns before the day ends and to receive 50 percent of the overall election returns by tomorrow.
Rene Sarmiento will head the Church-backed poll watchdog group for the next six years, serving from Nov.
Charles Kernaghan of the National Labor Committee, the watchdog group responsible for the initial campaign against Kathie Lee, was not invited to participate.
A poll watchdog group told voters to be wary of party-list groups coming out with too many political advertisements, which was a clear indication that these are being backed by big businesses and political dynasties.
"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. "No one will ever take that away from her.
Poll watchdog group Kontra Daya on Tuesday urged senatorial candidates for the upcoming midterm polls to refrain from making use of government influence or resources for their respective campaigns.