The New York Times profiled the only journalist in the Americas on CPJ’s 2013 imprisoned list, Roger Shuler.
Shuler was arrested on October 23 on contempt of court charges for failure to comply with an October 1 preliminary injunction prohibiting him from publishing certain stories on his blog Legal Schnauzer. The charges stem from a defamation suit brought by prominent local attorney Robert Riley, Jr., son of a two-term former Alabama governor and a rumored future political candidate himself. The suit is related to Shuler’s blogs in July claiming that Riley had an extramarital affair and offering details. Riley vehemently denies the allegations.