The Bulletin, Volume 732, June 26, 2017

Club News
Fukuoka Prize, 2017 Fukuoka Prize Laureates - Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker - will be in the club on Wednesday 12 July to launch their latest book, A History of Ayutthaya: Siam in the Early Modern World.
 
Many congratulations to Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit and Dr Chris Baker for being awarded this year's Grand Prize of the Fukuoka Prize in Japan. The lengthy citation commended their remarkable personal and intellectual contribution to a better understanding of Thailand's history, economy, and culture.

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Call for educational support for a child refugee aspiring to become a journalist
 
'Jess M.', whose true name cannot be given for her personal safety, is a 16-year-old refugee who fled her native Pakistan four years ago because of religious persecution. Her father is a journalist, still working in Pakistan, but because of threats, his family has sought asylum in Thailand.
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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.
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Appeal for Blood Donors, blood type: RH Negative, B-
 
FCCT member David Swartzentruber is due for triple bypass surgery at Chulalongkorn Hospital in September. His RH Negative, B- is rare in Asia, and any potential donors can reach David at 08-4721-0212 or blkgrape3@yahoo.com.
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Upcoming Events (FCCT)
7pm, Monday June 26, 2017
Documentary film night and chat with Director : Generation Startup In partnership with the U.S Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase. (No Thai subtitles)
 
Synopsis: GENERATION STARTUP captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it's an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup.

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7pm, Monday July 3, 2017
Documentary Film Night: Iris In partnership with Thailand's Documentary Club
 
Synopsis: IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire.

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7pm, Wednesday July 5, 2017
ASIA PREMIERE of the documentary film Sittwe with Panel Discussion on Rakhine State, Burma
 
Sittwe is a short documentary about two teenagers affected by conflict in Burma's Rakhine state. The film was banned to premiere at the Human Rights, Human Dignity International Film Festival in Myanmar by government censors. The film revolves around interviews with two teenagers, a Muslim girl named Phyu Phyu Than and a Buddhist boy named Aung Khan Myint conducted over two years.

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7pm, Friday July 7, 2017
KINGDOMS EDGE
Photo Exhibition & Book Signing by Richard Humphries Freelance Meet-up Night (Drink specials!) and
Exhibition opening: Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7PM
 
"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.

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from 7pm, Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Ayutthaya and Writing Thai History Today Panel discussion
 
This event is a launch for A History of Ayutthaya: Siam in the Early Modern World by Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit, recently published by Cambridge University Press, and a discussion on writing Thailand's history today. Early European visitors counted Ayutthaya alongside China and Indian as the three great power of Asia.

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7pm, Monday July 17, 2017
Documentary Film night and chat with Producer: 3 1/2 Minutes Ten Bullets In partnership with the U.S Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase. (No Thai subtitles)
 
Synopsis: On November 23, 2012, Jordan Davis, a black 17-year-old, and three friends drove into a gas station in Jacksonville, Fla. Davis and his friends got into a verbal altercation with white 45-year-old Michael Dunn, who took issue with the volume of the teenagers' rap music. When Davis refused to turn down the music, Dunn opened fire on the car of unarmed teenagers.

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7pm, Thursday 20 July, 2017
Quiz Night A monthly event
 
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 August 17th

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7pm, Monday July 24, 2017
Documentary Film Night: Sriracha In partnership with the U.S Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase.
No Thai subtitles
 
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." Courtesy of www.imdb.

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7pm, Monday July 31, 2017
Documentary Film Night: Resilience In partnership with the U.S Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase.
No Thai subtitles
 
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.

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7 pm, Tuesday 29 August, 2017
The Rainbow over the River Kwai Documentary Film
 
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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Upcoming Events (non-FCCT)
7pm, Wednesday 28 June
Reflections on the British General Election 2017
The lighter and more serious aspects of the latest British general election Video compilation with discussants from Labour International
 
Britain's general election on 8 June was the most significant in decades. Against all the odds Jeremy Corbyn managed to create a swing to Labour unsurpassed, even by Tony Blair, since Clement Atlee after World War II.

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6 pm, Tuesday July 4, 2017
"Violence Against Children in Southeast Asia" A book launch
 
"Violence Against Children in Southeast Asia" is a booklet which aims to help child rights advocates in the region. It contains global, regional and national facts and figures on the forms of violence and the groups of children who are vulnerable. CRC Asia will launch the booklet on July 4, 2017 from 6 pm to 7 pm.

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6pm, Thursday, June 29, 2017
Fight Back America: The Way Forward Democrats Abroad Thailand Annual General Meeting
 
Meeting of members of Democrats Abroad Thailand and their families, and opportunity for American citizens residing in Thailand to join DAT (free). Others welcome to observe. Get involved in the fight back against President Donald Trump and his policies which are wrecking the US at home and abroad. Learn how you can play your part while living in Thailand!

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Job Openings
Employment Opportunities - Myanmar Times
 
1) Position: Editor - Lifestyle section, daily and weekend editions 2) Position: Head of Sales and Marketing Location: Yangon, Myanmar Start Date: ASAP Compensation: TBD Contact: Grace Myin Thoo, HR Department, at gracmyintho.mcm@gmail.com.
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Correspondent for Thailand, Overseas Bureaus Job Specialisation: Editorial/Journalism
Job Type: Contract
 
Company Name: Mediacorp (Singapore) (for more information, visit www.mediacorp.
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Nikkei Inc require a full time business news English-language reporter
 
Nikkei Inc., a major Japanese media company, is hiring a young Thai journalist for a full-time staff writer position at its Editorial Headquarters for Asia (regional hub newsroom) in central Bangkok.
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International Labour Organization
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific External Collaborator Contract on Communications and Visibility activities under the ILO Ship to Shore Rights Project
 
Background Combatting Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Fishing and Seafood industry aims to prevent and reduce forced labour, child labour and other unacceptable forms of work, and progressively eliminate the exploitation of workers, particularly migrant workers, in the Thai fishing and seafood processing sectors. The Project covers four specific Objectives: 1.

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NEWS RESEARCHER, NHK WORLD Bangkok
 
NHK WORLD Bangkok, the English news production division of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is looking to fill the following position: NEWS RESEARCHER Job description: * Research on and assist in producing news features related politics, the economy, and cultural stories mainly in Thailand * Report on camera and write news scripts for 24-hours English news program "NEWSLINE" and other...
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Position: Features Editor
 
Location: Bangkok Requirements: Strong copy-editing, planning, reporting, researching, writing and fact-checking experience on a national/regional English-language publication 3+ years in editorial and/or publishing, including previous experience on a national/regional English-language publication Candidates should submit a portfolio of related work--short written stories, long features)--a...
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Classifieds
Coworking Space
 
We have free desks and rooms in our office and since we believe that working in a collaborative team working environment creates synergies, we would like to offer work places for journalists or freelancers in creative industries. We offer more than a bland 'business center'. Our bright loft style office on Thonglor is a shared space designed to boost productivity and a sense of community.

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The FCCT Bulletin
 
The Bulletin is published weekly by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, Penthouse, Maneeya Center, 518/5 Ploenchit Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. Clubhouse telephone: 02 254-8165. E-mail: info@fccthai.com. Web site: www.fccthai.com. President, Dominic Faulder; 1st Vice President, Jerome Taylor; 2nd Vice President, Arnaud Dubus; Treasurer, Domenica Piantedosi.

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The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
 
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand has been in existence for almost sixty years. It is the oldest, largest and most active foreign press club in Southeast Asia, and a bulwark of free speech in the region. Correspondents, journalists and other media professionals comprise about one fifth of the overall membership. According to its constitution, the core purposes of the FCCT are:

1) To promote the professional interests of foreign correspondents working in Thailand.

2) To foster good relations between between foreign correspondents and journalists and the Thai authorities and Thai press.

3) To assist foreign correspondents and journalists visiting Thailand.

4) To provide facilities for press conferences, seminars and other informative programmes of interest to foreign correspondents.

5) To provide a social meeting place and entertainment, on a non-profit basis, for members and their guests.

The FCCT constitution places the following limitations on the club's activities:

"The FCCT has no political, racial or religious objectives. In pursuing its aims, the FCCT shall confine itself to acts directly affecting foreign correspondents and the journalistic profession.

The FCCT shall not lend its name to any cause, campaign, commercial venture, ideology or religious precept, nor shall it take sides in any internal political affairs or international relations affecting Thailand or any other country."
 

 
Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building
518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel.: 02-652-0580
E-mail:  info@fccthai.com
Web Site:  http://www.fccthai.com
 
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All departments are open Monday-Friday and closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
 
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Office
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