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PROBLEMS WITH MEDIA ACCREDITATION IN THAILAND
The FCCT is receiving reports of problems with media accreditation in Thailand

Statement on the Cancellation of HRW's Press Conference June 26, 2015


Events in July

11am, Thursday July 9, 2015
Bangkok Business Connections (BBC)-The Best Networking Luncheon in Town
The BBC is different because it is a proactive way to network with other businesses. Instead of the usual one to one networking style in a social setting or speed-networking, the format is one to group.

7 pm, Wednesday July 15, 2015
Thailand Premier: This Kind of Love
Documentary Film 2015 45min

7 pm, Monday 27 July, 2015
'Kathmandu, A Mirror in the Sky' (Katmandu, un espejo en el cielo), Spain 104 mins, directed by Iciar Bollain
Screening Courtesy: Embassy of Spain, who will serve Spanish wine and tapas

Job Openings

Job opening: Regional Operations and Media Officer
An office in the US Embassy, Bangkok, is now offering a great employment opportunity with attractive compensation for the right candidate for the position of: Regional Operations and Media Officer

Position: Contributors for MNI Media/company: Market News International


In the Gallery, May 2015: "Alive" - photographs by Kim Hak

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1975, during Khmer Rouge regime, Kim Hak's parents, as well as his extended family threw away many old pictures and identity cards to hide their backgrounds. They would have been killed for being educated if caught with these belongings. But some took great risks to keep photographs and objects to remember their loved ones.

War can kill victims, but it cannot kill memories. Hak began photographing belongings from people who lived through that time to preserve the memories and the history. He series "ALIVE," started from his personal family's memory, but expanded to other families in Cambodia. His project is a race against time, as living witnesses gradually disappear.

Born on May 5, 1981, in Battambang City, in Northwestern of Cambodia, Kim Hak is a full-time photographer whose work has been featured at photography festivals such as Photo Quai in Paris, World Event Young Artists in Nottingham, England, OFF_Festival Bratislava and Slovakia Singapore International Photography Festival.

In 2011, Hak won prize "Residency Program" prize of the Branly Museum in Paris and second prize of Stream Photo Asia in Bangkok. In 2013, Hak published his first photography book "UNITY" which he had spent his time to document the reflection of ordinary citizens after the death of the King Father Norodom Sihanouk in October 2012. In 2014, he was selected as finalist of Lens Culture Award.

Hak has been invited to be on Art Residency in Brisbane in 2015 to produce a new project about memory about Cambodian-Australian there.

Jazz at the FCCT, every Friday, between 8.00 pm and 10.00pm


05 June: Tonic

12 June: The Bylines

19 June: The Bylines

26 June: The Bylines

SCREENING OF BANGLADESH FILM 'RUNWAY'



The screening of the Bangladeshi film 'Runway', directed by the late film-makerr Tareque Masud, who started the Indie film movement in the country, had a good turn-out of people, including academics, media, and prominent members of the Bangladeshi community in the city.

Bangladeshi Ambassador HE Ms Saida Muna Tasneem said she was happy to screen a film that showed the 'zero tolerance' of terrorism and violence in her country.

In a special message to the FCCT-audience, Catherine Masud, wife of the late director, said that "It was an honour and sad reminder" to screen her husband's last film, at the media-club. She added that the film was "A very special project to Tareque, as it dealt with pressing contemporary themes that were resonating, and continue to resonate throughout the Muslim world".



The humanistic presentation of this topical and serious theme, was much appreciated by the large audience.

There were also delectable snacks provided by the Bangladesh Embassy. All in all, it was a good introduction to Bangladeshi culture, cuisine, and cinema.

Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand - Your Perfect Venue


For press conferences, book and motion picture launches, corporate meetings and more. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand's penthouse Clubhouse is the perfect venue. We are:
  • Centrally located in the Maneeya Center, in the heart of Ratchaprasong, home to the greatest concentration of news bureaus and media organizations in Thailand.
  • Adjacent to and easily accessible directly from the Chidlom BTS Skytrain station.
We offer our customers a wide range of services, custom tailored to your specific needs. We have: Complete audio-visual capability with three video cameras and fixed and wireless microphones for live presentations.
  • Multi-disk record and playback equipment for standard-definition and Blu-Ray high-definition DVD, audio and video CD and most other popular formats.
  • LCD projector with direct and oblique screens for motion picture and computer presentations.
  • Complete kitchen providing a myriad of delicious food-service options, from coffee-break sweets to quick meals to sit-down or buffet lunches and dinners featuring eastern, western and vegetarian cuisine.
  • Full bar offering a wide range of soft drinks, beers on tap and in bottle, wine, and a selection of spirits and popular cocktails.
  • Smoker's balcony with picnic seating, greenery and a fine view of central Bangkok.
Rates are among the most reasonable in town, starting at only Baht 5,000 for a half-day's use of the Clubhouse, including our audio-visual equipment and a skilled operator. Catering services are priced to your specific requirement.

And for that special private party, the fully staffed Clubhouse can be exclusively yours on almost any Saturday or Sunday for little more than a weekday event.

For bookings or for more information, please contact the FCCT at 02 652-0580 or by e-mail to info@fccthai.com.


The King of Thailand in World Focus

Now available in soft cover! Only Baht 270 for FCCT members

The FCCT's sell-out publishing success, The King of Thailand in World Focus, a 280-page collection of articles and images from the international press on the life and reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, is now available in a new, popularly priced soft-cover edition. In addition to making for fascinating reading, the book is the only comprehensive reference work on the current reign as reported over the years by correspondents, journalists and photographers in magazines and newspapers around the world

This large-format, full-color book is identical to the hard-bound third edition which sold out late last year, but with a stiff, varnished art-card cover, and priced to be easy on the wallet. It's available through the FCCT office and at Asia Books around town for the cover price of only Baht 300. FCCT members can get a copy through the FCCT office only for just Baht 270, on presentation of your current membership card.

Don't miss out. Get your copy of this unique publication today!

Attending FCCT Programs

How do you keep up with all the FCCT programs?

Join FCCT and receive e-mails whenever new programs are added. Because news changes fast, FCCT sometimes schedules timely programs on short notice.

FCCT members receive e-mails with "late-breaking news" about programs.

For Correspondents Only?

The FCCT is not just for correspondents-in fact, most of our members are not news people.

A past FCCT president even came up with the slogan, "You don't have to be foreign and you don't have to be a correspondent". We are a very diverse club and welcome all.

For more information, call 02-652-0580-1 or click here to e-mail info@fccthai.com



The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center
518/5 Ploenchit Road
(connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330

E-mail: info@fccthai.com
Phone: 02-652-0580-1

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