Hurt journo won’t sue police

A journalist who needed five stitches to his head after he was attacked by police during student riots says he will write about the events instead of suing.

Shiv Malik, a freelancer for the Guardian, was covering demonstrations when he was struck on the head by a police baton after he lost his glasses.

He told Press Gazette: “People have said ‘are you going to sue?’. No is the answer. I think the best thing to do in these circumstances is to write about it.

“Going into a legal process constrains what you can say and what you can write about.”

(Source: Press Gazette)

This article appears in issue 265 of Media Digest.

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