The Bulletin, Volume 739, August 21, 2017

Club News
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.

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Upcoming Events (FCCT)
7pm Monday August 21, 2017
Documentary Film Night: City of Gold
In partnership with the U.S Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase.
(No Thai subtitles)
Synopsis: City of Gold chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold's deep and complex relationship with the food and culture of his city, Los Angeles.

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7pm, 24 August, 2017
Thai Startups and the Thai Tech Scene
A panel discussion
Asia is a hub for the startup ecosystem with new ideas, investments, venture capital and trends making waves in global technology.
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7pm Monday August 28, 2017
Documentary Film Night: Most Likely to Succeed
In partnership with the U.S Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase.
(No Thai subtitles)
Synopsis: The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and as once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates woefully unprepared for the 21st Century...

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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.

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Monday, September 4th, 2017
Documentary Film Night: Frankenstein Complex
In partnership with Thailand's Documentary Club
Synopsis: From King Kong to Avatar, from Star Wars to The Lord of the Rings, movie creatures have never been more popular as they are today. Yet the art of creating monsters for the big screen is as old as cinema itself. The anecdotes come thick and fast in this likeable documentary about the artists who craft nightmare fuel for a living.
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Doc night and Meet the directors: Salam Neighbor

In partnership with the U.S Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase.
(No Thai subtitles)
Synopsis: Two Americans deliberately head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 80,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge into the heart of the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis.

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7pm, Monday, September 18, 2017
Documentary Film Night: Code Girl
In partnership with the U.S Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase.
(No Thai subtitles)
Synopsis: By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80% of these developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition. From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, CODEGIRL follows teams who dream of holding their own in the world's fastest-growing industry.

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7pm, September 25, 2017
Documentary Film Night: Racing Extinction
In partnership with the U.S Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase.
No Thai subtitles
Synopsis: In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species.

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7pm, Monday October 02, 2017
Documentary Film Night: The Circle
In partnership with Thailand's Documentary Club
Synopsis: Zurich, 1956. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment to homosexuality.

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Job Openings
Khmer Times newspaper based in Phnom Penh
has two vacancies:
We need an experienced business writer. We also need an experienced features writer. Khmer Times is an English-language newspaper with editions from Monday to Friday. If you're interested in joining a newsroom with the most experienced and award-winning staff of any newspaper in Cambodia, please send a cover letter and a CV to: Alan Parkhouse, Editor-in-Chief, Khmer Times, Email: alan.
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Editorial production manager for business newsletters, Media Z Productions Co. Ltd
Newsletter publishing company seeks a Thai national with experience in publishing (preferably newspapers or magazine) and managing production and some editing work. Responsibilities include: * Working with our graphic designers to design and publish newsletters. * Designing and sending out our e-newsletters using online platforms like Constant Contact and Mailchimp.
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Correspondent position, AFP
Expected starting date: November 1, 2017 Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017 Location: BANGKOK REGION: ASIA PACIFIC JOB DESCRIPTION The Bangkok and Southeast Asia correspondent is core to our English-language coverage of one of AFP's most dynamic regions that takes in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.
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Sub-editor/Copy Taste
Thailand's leading English-language newspaper is looking for a self-motivated, energetic person for the position of Sub-editor/Copy Taster The candidate accepted for this position will be responsible for overseeing the sub-editing of articles written by non-native English language speakers for the National News, Business and Sports desks, and copy-tasting for the World News Desk.
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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: Web site: President, Dominic Faulder; 1st Vice President, Jerome Taylor; 2nd Vice President, Arnaud Dubus; Treasurer, Domenica Piantedosi.

Opinions expressed above may be entirely those of an individual writer or organization, and do not necessarily represent the FCCT in any way; nor does the FCCT, by virtue of publication in The Bulletin, assume any liability for such statements. All reasonable efforts are employed to ensure accuracy of announcements appearing in The Bulletin, including dates, times, and charges, but the FCCT is not bound by these details which may be subject to change for whatever reason. Should occasional errors or omissions occur, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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."

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