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watchdog

a dog kept to guard property
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In a statement released Friday, the poll watchdog group said banning Smartmatic would be "a step in the right direction."
For days, the government's police watchdog group, more accustomed to probing police brutality in a crime-plagued country where officers work under incredible stress and danger, grappled with Commissioner Jackie Selebi's outburst before announcing its findings yesterday.
Or perhaps a publicly funded agency might be possible, supported by a modest contribution from each person's income-tax payment, the agency supervised by a watchdog group of reasonably impartial people.
The watchdog group said this was an important sign that not just individual consumers but large, institutional groups are eliminating GMOs from their purchases.
A spokesman for watchdog group Family And Youth Concern said: "This game is sick, and parents should refuse to buy it for their children."
Ted Smith, head of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, a community watchdog group in San Jose, Calif., calls the project a "nice idea" but questions what its numerical analysis will actually accomplish.
Data from the poll watchdog group showed that the match rate between physical returns and electronically transmitted returns was at 99.9954 percent.
In a study by election watchdog group Kontra Daya, 62 of the 134 party-list groups allowed by the Comelec to run have either links to political dynasties, represented special business interests or had questionable advocacies.
NEW members are being sought to join a police watchdog group.
Watchdog group Holiday Travel Watch claims hundreds of people have become violently ill after contracting the waterborne cryptosporidium bug, which can prove fatal.
Cathy Renna of the media watchdog group Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation hailed the announcement as a sign of inclusion from an industry that has largely ignored gay people.
A watchdog group found detainees were locked up for 22 hours a day in cells with little or no human contact.