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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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Byron Tucker, the deputy insurance commissioner and a CDI spokesman, acknowledged they have received the Consumer Watchdog request.
However, the watchdog also said in a document, published in April, that it is "taking steps to cancel the provider's registration".
Media reports said that according to an earlier communication, the Amnesty had invited reporters to cover the event where the watchdog was slated to release its report on Public Safety Act titled 'Tyranny of a 'lawless law': Detention without charge or trial under the J and K Public Safety Act'.
According to Atienza, the PPCRV did not perform its duty well during the midterm polls as a watchdog despite the number of irregularities reported across the country.
One of the reasons behind Pakistani universities' standing at the lowest step of the ladder is, perhaps, corruption and a lenient attitude of academic and financial watchdogs.
The latest probe is "somewhat exceptional" given that the FTC generally spends around a week on such probes, the sources said, adding that the watchdog "could have found fresh allegations or pieces of new evidence."
The Bar Council's Colquhoun added that the new watchdog would also "need to have a proper role in securing compliance with international environmental agreements".
Bank of America Merrill Lynch said it had self-reported the issue to the UK watchdog, and assured that none of its clients have taken a financial hit."
He said that the channel did not abide by the principles of impartiality and integrity, having failed to communicate with the national watchdog to verify the content of the report.
21 August 2017 - Maryland, US-based security solutions provider Eyewitness Surveillance has merged with Michigan, US-based scrapyard security surveillance firm, Watchdog Virtual Guard to create operational intelligence for recycling facilities, the company said.
WATCHDOG has been standing up for our rights since 1980, when the show appeared as part of current affairs series Nationwide and Sixty Minutes.