The Bulletin, Volume 790, August 13, 2018

Club News
The FCCT Clubhouse will be closed on Monday, August 13th
 
In recognition of Mother's Day, the FCCT Clubhouse will be closed on Monday August 13th.
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8pm, Tuesday August 14, 2018
Special Invitation for free tickets to the Siam Sinfonietta with Trisdee
 
The Siam Sinfonietta is making a special complimentary invitation to Somtow's Queen Sirikit Concerto that will feature a piano solo by Kant Lormsomboon, Ravel's Boléro, and Brahms Symphony No. 3. 10 pairs of tickets are being offered to FCCT members for free on a first come first served basis.
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Upcoming Events
7:30pm, Tuesday August 14, 2018
Arc of Instability: Transnational Terrorism and Political Violence in Bangladesh a Panel Discussion
 
The high-profile attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in July 2016 served as a timely wake-up call to Bangladesh, when five young men claiming to be affiliated with the Islamic State stormed the well-known hangout of foreign nationals and wealthy Bangladeshis, killing 20 hostages. The attack cemented the reality that transnational terror groups had a presence in Bangladesh.

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7pm, Thursday August 23, 2018
ASEAN: Does it matter?- Panel Discussion and Book Launch
 
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has been alternatively criticized and praised -- as a disparate group in search of meaning, or as a vital regional platform. Long hampered by divided views and the consensus principle, regional leaders have met with mixed results in efforts to overhaul ASEAN's framework.

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7pm, Wednesday, 29 August 2018
'Hello, Shadowlands', an investigative plunge into Southeast Asian organized crime

An evening with Patrick Winn, author of Hello, Shadowlands
 
Organized crime in Southeast Asia is entering a golden age. Now valued at $100 billion, this dark economy is expected within the next decade to hit $375 billion -- more than the legit output of many Asian nations.

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Continuing Through August
Kachin: The Forgotten War - Photo Exhibition Extended Through Mid-August
Photo Exhibition by Hkun Lat
 
Hkun Lat is a freelance documentary photographer from Myanmar based in Bangkok who was a stringer with AP Images. He works on his own projects and on assignments for international news agencies and other organizations, including WWF, UNHCR, FAO, and UNOCHA. His interest in photography ignited in 2011 after the civil war resumed in his homeland, Kachin state.

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Job Openings
Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking a Thailand Correspondent focused on slavery and trafficking
 
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking a motivated reporter with excellent English, strong news judgment, and preferably multi-media skills to produce stories on trafficking, forced labour and modern-day slavery in Thailand.
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Epoch Times is seeking freelancers in Thailand and Southeast Asia
 
The Epoch Times is an independently owned news-organization based in New York, published in 35 countries and in 23 languages. Being independent, we investigate issues overlooked--or avoided--by other media outlets. We do this because we believe journalism must play the role of being truly responsible to society.
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Classifieds
Weekly Every Tuesday
Tuesday Burger Special
Every Tuesday the FCCT is offering a food and drink special where you can get a burger and a pint of Heineken or Chang for only 249 Baht
 
The FCCT is now offering a weekly burger and pint of beer special on Tuesdays. For the low price of only 249 Baht, you can have a burger and a pint of Heineken or Chang. Please note that there is no additional membership discount offered with this already low priced promotion.

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Weekly Every Friday
Friday Drink Special- T.G.I.F
The FCCT is now offering a Friday drink special at the clubhouse.
 
The FCCT is now offering a weekly Friday drink special. You can enjoy a drink of Barcadi Rum, Absolut Vodka, Gordon's Gin, or Johnnie Walker Red with a mixer for the low price of only 89 Baht. Come enjoy your Friday in the relaxed atmosphere of the FCCT clubhouse, and watch the sunset on the newly renovated balcony.

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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, Pailin Wedel; 2nd Vice President, Tassanee Vejpongsa; 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."
 

 
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
 
Hours of Operation -
All departments are open Monday-Friday and closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
 
Clubhouse
(including Photo Gallery)
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Restaurant
11:00 am - 09:00pm
Bar
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Office
10:00 am - 7:00 pm (8 pm on days when we have events)