New Members October to December, 2017
THE Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is delighted to welcome the following new members who joined the club during during the months of October, November and December 2017.
Though the FCCT was founded primarily as a Journalist's club, we have traditionally welcomed members from every profession and every country.
FCCT STATEMENT ON THE THREAT TO SHUT DOWN RAPPLER IN THE PHILIPPINES
The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is deeply concerned by the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines to revoke the licence of Rappler, a relatively new and influential online media company.
FCCT STATEMENT ON PROSECUTION OF FORMER RADIO FREE ASIA
JOURNALISTS IN CAMBODIA
The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is dismayed by the arrest and prosecution in Cambodia of two unemployed journalists for alleged international espionage.
Former Radio Free Asia (RFA) Khmer Service reporters Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin were arrested on Nov. 14 for running an unlicensed karaoke studio.
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: "Kedi"
(Tracking the Street Cats of Istanbul, "Kedi" Reveals a City's Humanity)
In partnership with Thailand Documentary Club
1 hour, 19 minutes
Language: Turkish soundtrack with English subtitles and Thai subtitles
7pm, Monday January 22, 2018
"Is this delightful and visually splendid film a documentary about Istanbul with cats, or a documentary about cats that happens to be set in Istanbul? There's no need to make the distinction. In all great cities, the magnificent intersects with the mundane--that's what makes them vital--and director Ceyda Torun captures that idea in a movie that breezes along like a silky purr.
Thailand: An economy on the path of globalization
Documentary and presentation by Laurent Malespine
7pm, Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Thailand's economic development has come a long way in the last 160 years since the signing of the Bowring Treaty with Britain in 1855. That historic agreement opened the country to international trade and modernization stemming from the West's industrial revolution. The severe floods of 2011 were an indicator of Thailand's globalized economy.
New Members' Night
(Including the famous Media Tour)
7pm, Friday January 26, 2018
Specifically for new members who have joined since August 2017, but also for "old" members who may have missed this well-attended event in the past.
This is your chance to meet other current members and FCCT board members, including the president.
We Were Kings
Thailand premier of documentary about Myanmar's royal family
7pm, Wednesday, 31 January 2018
In 1885, a small British expeditionary force invaded Upper Burma and deposed King Thibaw. He was the last king of the Konbaung dynasty and the last ruling Burmese monarch in a history dating back thousands of years.
Crisis in the Media - What Ails Thailand's Fourth Estate?
7pm, Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Details to be announced.
The Lisu: Far from the Ruler
Book launch by Michele Zack
7pm, Wednesday February 14, 2018
'Lisu: Far from the Ruler' is the first book about the small ethnic group living primarily in mountainous regions of southwest China, Myanmar, and northern Thailand. The author, historian and journalist Michele Zack, started working on the Lisu in the 1990s. Her book documents the effects of 30 years of globalization on this one small ethnic group.
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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."
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