2 journalists detained as Myanmar junta clamps down on press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Two more journalists have been detained in Myanmar, part of the junta’s intensifying efforts to choke off information about resistance to last month’s coup. Mizzima News reported that one of its former reporters and a journalist from the BBC’s Burmese-language service were detained by men who appeared to be plainclothes security agents. Than Htike Aung and Aung Thura were taken outside a court in the capital of Naypyitaw. The journalists were there to cover legal proceedings against Win Htein, a detained senior official from the National League for Democracy, the party that ran the country before the takeover. The coup reversed years of slow progress toward democracy after five decades of military rule.