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Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand Statement on Section 44.

Events in April

3pm, Friday, April 24th, 2015
A Question to be Answered: Is there a Place for Refugees' Education?
Press Screening

6pm, Friday April 24, 2015
Wine Evening
An evening of Wine and Jazz and some delicious snacks.

6.30pm, Tuesday April 28, 2015
Cross-Cultural Parenting: The Balancing Act by Preethi Stalder

6pm, Wednesday April 29, 2015
ALIVE An Exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak
The brutal Khmer Rouge regime forced many to discard their belongings and erase their identity. But many kept these objects at great personal risk. Kim Hak's exhibition are photographs of these belongings and the memories attached to them.

7pm, Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Fall of Phnom Penh -- Forty Years On
Programme with panel discussion

Events in May

7 pm, Wednesday May 06, 2015
A new Start for Thailand's Railways?
A Panel Discussion

7pm, Monday, 11 May, 2015
Contemporary World Film Series 'IDA' (Poland) 82 mins, directed by Pawel Pawlikowsky Screening Courtesy: Embassy of Poland, which will serve Polish Zubrowka & Szarlotka apple pie.

7pm, Tuesday May 19th, 2015
Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) Thailand
COMMEMORATION OF THE PALESTINIAN NAKBA (CATASTROPHE) One Year After Operation Protective Edge: The State of Palestinian Civil Society Today

Job Openings


Freelance Video Journalist

In the Gallery, March 2015: "Elephants in Laos", by Adri Berger


The Asian Elephant in Lao is under threat and there are only around 900 left in the country. The numbers are still declining and it is admitted that a population is no longer viable under 200 specimens. With the steady decline in the number of elephants in Laos this could mean that within 40 years no elephants will remain in the country once known as The Land of a Million Elephants.

Adri Berger
is a photographer and filmmaker based in Laos. He has worked with a large variety of clients varying from broadcast, like KBS in S-Korea and BBC programs to Development Agencies as part of the UN, and NGO's like Save the Children, Red Cross and FWAB among others. .Adri is currently working on various projects; Films for the new Childrens Hospital in Luang Prabang, a 50 min documentary about Luang Prabang to coincide with the 20th anniversary of becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. For more information please visit:

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

03 April: The Bylines

10 April: Tonic

17 April: The Bylines

24 April: The Bylines

Memorable Chinese Musical opens the new Film Series

The Opening Film of FCCT's 2015 Contemporary World Film Series was the memorable Chinese musical 'PERHAPS LOVE' by famed Hongkong Director Peter Chan. It was watched by a large audience who were wafted away by the Bollywood-inspired haunting music, vibrant dances, complex and moving love-story.

Among the audience, were old friends of the Bangkok-born Director,who lived in the city for many years, before he moved to Hongkong and became an internationally renowned  film-maker.

In a message to the FCCT audience, the Director apologised for not being able to attend the screening,as he was doing 'Jury-duty' at the Beijing International Film Festival. He described the torrid love-tale, shot in mainland China, as his "Most personal film to date" 

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

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

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

Phone: 02-652-0580-1

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