DIARY: Hit or Miss... NCH

The dangers posed by the increasing ubiquity of the internet and mobile phones are bankers for charities hoping to make the national news.

Children's charity NCH managed to dominate national TV, radio and print news coverage all day on Monday, with its key message that more needs to be done to prevent paedophiles gaining access to images through the web and video mobiles. Media interest in the issue has arguably been heightened by the Soham murder verdict late last year and the charity showed that, since 1988, convictions for child pornography offences had risen by 1,500 per cent.

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