Clubhouse closure on October 13th, 23rd and 26th, 2017.
The FCCT clubhouse will be closed for National holidays on 13th, 23rd and 26th October, 2017.
FCCT Publicity Team
The FCCT is expanding its voluntary publicity team to ensure members - along with anyone else who might be interested - are always kept up to date on what is going on at the club.
If you think you can help with putting out the weekly Bulletin, reminders, standalone notices, or regular postings to Facebook, we would like to hear from you.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) media guidelines for reporting gender-based violence (GBV)
The Rohingya refugee emergency in Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine state has triggered an exodus of some 600,000 people to neighbouring Bangladesh along with incidents of serious violence including rapes and GBV. UNFPA has come up with media guidelines for reporting on GBV during humanitarian crises:
Statement on the detention in Bangladesh of two photojournalists from Myanmar
The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is disturbed to learn that two well-respected photojournalists -- Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat -- have been detained in Bangladesh for alleged espionage.
Both are Myanmar nationals who between them have worked for Reuters, The Associated Press, The New York Times, and other high-profile outlets.
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.
7pm, Thursday October 19, 2017
FCCTs next Monthly Pub Quiz night: no entry fee and teams from 4-6 players welcome. Don't have a team? No problem, as we will always have a hodgepodge table for you to join.
Don't forget the next date by marking your calendars for Quiz Night on November 16.
Story of New Silk Road for Life & No-Nukes
Bangkok Conference for the World Charter on Life (the 3rd ): Proposals and Examinations of WCL by People of Earth Villages (Not FCCT)
11 am, Tuesday October 24, 2017
We are New Silk Road Pilgrimage for Life & No-Nukes. We started walking from Seoul in May 2017. We will arive at Rome in April 2019. We are now walking in Thailand via Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. We have walked about 2500km so far. We will arive at Bangkok on October 22.
Documentary Film Night: The New Rijksmuseum
In partnership with Thailand's Documentary Club
7pm, Monday October 30, 2017
In 2003, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the most important museum in all of the Netherlands, closed for a major renovation. The plan was to reopen in 2008, but what was to take five years took 10, with a budget that just kept on growing. Filmmaker Oeke Hoogendijk was able to follow this exciting, difficult and sometimes painfully funny process with the camera from behind closed museum doors.
Documentary Film Night and Chat with Director: Angkor Awakens
No Thai subtitles
7pm, Monday November 06, 2017
From the celebrated team that created "They Call It Myanmar," hailed by Roger Ebert as "one of the top documentaries of 2012, a New York Times Critics' Pick, comes Angkor Awakens: A compelling first-hand look at modern Cambodia -- a society at a tipping point where one of Asia's youngest populations is rebuilding its culture and moving beyond the murderous Khmer Rouge times.
Unquiet Kingdom: Thailand in Transition
Book launch by Nirmal Ghosh
7pm, Wednesday 15 November, 2017
From exuberant rallies on Bangkok's shopping streets, to tear-gas filled alleys echoing with gunshots, from democracy-debating farmers, to kitten-fostering Buddhist nuns, Unquiet Kingdom, is a gripping and lively portrait of Thailand's many faces, revealing the complexities of a country that is far more than its tranquil tourist-brochure stereotype.
Thailand: Shifting Ground Between the US and a Rising China
Book launch with author Benjamin Zawacki
7pm, Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Particularly since the 2014 coup, claims have been made regarding a loss of American interest and influence in Thailand, and a related rise in that of the Chinese. In a project begun before the coup, a new book delves deeply into this question and provides a comprehensive response.
We record most of our events and put it up on Youtube two weeks after the event. If you would like to purchase a DVD of the event, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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