National media briefing: ChildLine, Médecins Sans Frontières, OneKind and Wearside Women in Need

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The number of young people contacting ChildLine after seeing online videos of hardcore pornography has risen significantly in the past year, with call-handlers at the charity reporting a 34 per cent rise in the number of calls from teenagers distressed by the images they had viewed.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story


Ten people have died after contracting a strain of the deadly ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières says.

See BBC News for full story


The animal protection charity OneKind has condemned Edinburgh Zoo for offering visitors the chance to become panda keepers if they stump up £1,000 for an hour.

See the Daily Mail for full story


Wearside Women in Need
, a charity for abuse victims, is planning to burn copies of erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey because it "proposes being violent to a woman".

See BBC News for full story

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