The Bulletin, Volume 748, October 16 2017

Club News
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.
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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.
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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: www.facebook.
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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.
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Upcoming Events
7pm, Thursday October 19, 2017
Quiz Night
 
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.

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11 am, Tuesday October 24, 2017
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)
 
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.
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7pm, Monday October 30, 2017
Documentary Film Night: The New Rijksmuseum
In partnership with Thailand's Documentary Club
 
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.

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7pm, Monday November 06, 2017
Documentary Film Night and Chat with Director: Angkor Awakens
No Thai subtitles
 
Synopsis: 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.

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7pm, Wednesday 15 November, 2017
Unquiet Kingdom: Thailand in Transition
Book launch by Nirmal Ghosh
 
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.
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7pm, Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Thailand: Shifting Ground Between the US and a Rising China
Book launch with author Benjamin Zawacki
 
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.
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Job Openings
NHK General Bureau for Asia
 
NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is looking for a professional and highly motivated person to join our team. POSITION: NEWS RESEARCHER Job description: •Research on and assist in producing news features related to politics, economy, and cultural stories based mainly in Thailand. •Report on camera and write news scripts for 24-hours English news program when needed.
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The Straits Times, Correspondent position
 
The Straits Times, one of Asia's leading newspapers, is seeking to hire a Thailand correspondent. If you are a multimedia journalist well-adapted to Thailand's cultural and political landscape, and proficient at generating original news stories from the region, this could be the role for you.
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Stringer/Researcher/Assistant (EN/Thai) - Bangkok based
Swiss National Public Radio (SRF)
 
Swiss National Public Radio (SRF) is a publicly funded and publicly controlled non-governmental organization. It has no commercial purpose; it is dedicated to accurate and balanced information. SRF has opened a new bureau in Bangkok in April 2016. We are seeking a suitably qualified candidate for the position of stringer/researcher/assistant (English/Thai) starting on the 1st of December 2017.
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THAI-ENGLISH COMMUNICATOR
 
We're looking for someone to join our regional communications agency and be part of a dynamic Bangkok-based team to provide full-time translation and communications support for our clients. Personality and attitude are as important to us as having the right skills and experience. How you answer the following questions will help us see how you fit the bill.
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PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER / SPOKESPERSON, COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH
 
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is coordinating the humanitarian response in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, where nearly half a million Rohingya people have arrived in the past month, fleeing violence in Myanmar's North Rakhine State.
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Khaosod English
 
Khaosod English is looking for tenacious and talented reporters to cover everything from street crime and politics to development and nightlife in Bangkok. Are you a compulsive communicator who knows how to get the story? Can you write crisp copy on the news of the day as well as thoughtful features?

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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.

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)