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watchdog

Colloquial term for a voluntary or professional overseer of a service or service provider.
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The watchdog said the commission had missed its duties by not taking any decision following an ethics inquiry into Jose Manuel Barroso, its former president.
Through remote surveillance, access control and intrusion detection systems, Eyewitness and Watchdog also eliminate the need for onsite guard services.
Prof Hamada highlighted the ways to evaluate the effect of societal level factors (press freedom and democracy), organizational level factors (media ownership), and individual level factors (editorial autonomy and perceived influences) on the role of watchdog journalists.
This army of viewers will then take on some of Watchdog's most complainedabout topics as Steph helps turn the Watchdog Army into citizen journalists right across the UK, helping to answer big consumer questions and showing how audiences can get the best deals and services.
Wood join Watchdog," said Stephen Fean, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.
As a result she is stepping down as one of the co-hosts of consumer awareness show Watchdog.
I think Gannett has really doubled down on watchdog (journalism), it's one of our pillars," Coates said.
Bulgaria's energy watchdog has often been accused of succumbing to government pressure in moves to freeze, push up or down electricity prices to either respond to ministerial demands or avoid social tensions.
Chased by a woman with an axe, hit in the face with a rottweiler's lead - life on Watchdog my first time around in the 80s and 90s had its dangerous moments.
CAMRA has launched the petition to pressure the Government into introducing a pubs watchdog.
The City watchdog has this week handed out its largest fine for 'retail conduct failings' to the partly taxpayer-owned banking group Lloyds, the Independent reported on Friday.
Red Lion's Watchdog Relay monitors the pulsing output heartbeat of a connected device to add an extra level of safety that helps protect critical processes across industrial environments that include oil, gas, maritime, power and energy.