Thailand Foreign Media Accreditation Process
The Department of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last year reviewed the process for accrediting foreign journalists working in Thailand.
New Members May and June, 2017
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is delighted to welcome the following new members from all walks of life.
Photojournalists - Submissions open for FCCT Photo Exhibition Grants
The FCCT provides grants of 15,000 baht every two months to documentary photographers and photojournalists to go towards printing for FCCT exhibitions. We give priority to photographers who live and work in Asia and Asia-focused topics that are under-covered. Local and female photographers are highly encouraged to submit.
The FCCT prides itself for being one of Thailand's most respected venues for holding open debates about current events. We usually hold panel discussions on Wednesday nights at 7pm. The entry fee for non-members is 450 baht.
Documentary Film Night: Sriracha
7pm, Monday July 24, 2017
Synopsis: Sriracha has earned a cult following, but the story of this spicy sauce is a mystery to most fans. Dedicated to Sriracha lovers, this documentary travels around the globe to reveal its origin and the man behind the iconic "rooster sauce."
The audience for this screening will also get a free bottle of Sriracha sauce to try for themselves, courtesy of STT Co., LTD.
Family in the Bubble
7 pm, Thursday July 27, 2017
Director's statement and synopsis:
"My parents were real estate dealers in Seoul in the 1980's. Thanks to the property market boom, they were able to realize the 'middle class dream', But after the Asian financial crisis, everything vanished into thin air and my family lost everything.
Documentary Film Night: Resilience
7pm, Monday July 31, 2017
Synopsis: "The child may not remember, but the body remembers."
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death.
Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor
7pm, Wednesday 09 August, 2017
The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), a landmark project of the Thai government, is intended as a special investment zone covering three eastern provinces (Chonburi, Rayong and Chachoengsao) and aiming to develop industries promoted as clusters by the government, from smart electronics to biotechnology and from robotics to aviation.
The Rainbow over the River Kwai
7 pm, Tuesday 29 August, 2017
During W W II the Japanese Imperial Army planned to construct a railway between Thailand and Burma to supply weapons and materials for the invasion of India, as a part of "the Imphal Operation." The British soundly defeated the Japanese at Imhal in 1944. www.historylearningsite.co.
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We provide grants of 15,000 baht every two months to documentary photographers and photojournalists to go towards printing for the FCCT exhibition. We give priority to photographers who live and work in Asia and Asia-focused topics that are under-covered. To apply for these grants please send a 150 word summary of the project, a short bio of the photographer and a dropbox of at least 15 selects from the project with captions to email@example.com.
"Kingdom's Edge represents British photojournalist Richard Humphries' eight year journey documenting Thailand's Deep South region.
Through his book of the same name, and this collection of 15 colour photographs, Richard, a fluent Malay speaker, examines the complex intricacies and subtle incongruities of daily life in South East Asia's deadliest conflict.
Moving away from the mainstream coverage, Richard has found a region that teems and bustles with life and culture. It is a region of trade and commerce, of young people and free wifi, of tea shops and markets. A place where tudong clad girls ride four on a motorbike, where twice a day people freeze on the spot to the sound of the national anthem, and where the call to prayer fills the air five times a day. It is a complex society that is both Muslim and Buddhist, Malay and Thai. It is both old and youthful, calm and restive. It is a place that has more in common with Kuala Lumpur than distant Bangkok. Through this visual narrative, Richard presents a timely and alternative view from one of the world's most underreported conflict zones, a largely forgotten pocket of territory at the farthest edge of the Kingdom of Thailand."
The FCCT pub quiz happens every third Thursday of the month (unless announced otherwise). Test your mettle against the best of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand. Prizes include bottles of wine.
Our restaurant offers both Thai and Western fare created by Chef Moo. We have weekly food and drinks specials highlighting Thailand's freshest ingredients from the market that week.
From our Western Menu
Fettuccine with a creamy smoked salmon sauce
Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun, and chunky fries
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, onions and tomatoes