The Bulletin, Volume 756, December 11, 2017
6pm, Friday December 15, 2017
FCCT Christmas Party: Clubhouse, Friday 15 December from 6pm
IF YOU HAVE NOT BOOKED AND WISH TO ATTEND, PLEASE NOTE BOOKING DEADLINE IS 3PM WEDNESDAY The Christmas event in Bangkok! Great food, drink and conversation. Come for turkey, trimmings, pudding, mince pies, and our famous egg nog. Guests very welcome. Call 02-652-0580 or come to the Clubhouse.
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Club News
Dr Surin Pitsuwan, 1949-2017, RIP
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand expresses its condolences to the family and many friends of Dr Surin Pitsuwan following his sudden and untimely passing in Bangkok on Thursday. He was a young 68 with a great deal still to offer. Surin was a good friend to the FCCT over many decades.
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Clubhouse closure on December 5th, 11th and 25th, 2017
The FCCT clubhouse will be closed for holidays on December 5th, 11th and 25th, 2017. For New Year closure, FCCT will be closed from December 30th, 2017 until January 2nd, 2018. We will be opened again on January 3rd, 2018.
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The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is dismayed by the arrest and prosecution in Cambodia of two unemployed journalists for alleged international espionage. Former Radio Free Asia (RFA) Khmer Service reporters Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin were arrested on Nov. 14 for running an unlicensed karaoke studio.
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Upcoming Events
3pm-5pm, Tuesday December 12, 2017
GINNI ICO Roadshow Bangkok
TALK on Blockchain, Mining & Crypto Currency(not FCCT)
Summary: Miners-at- Work, Singapore has launched GINNI Initial Coin Offer(ICO) at a very attractive proposition which can help people get better return on investments .GINNI is getting wide media coverage and attention in many countries due to its value proposition for investors.

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7pm, Wednesday 13 December, 2017
Over the past three to four months the authorities in Cambodia have moved decisively to limit opposition, to the point where both the United States and the European Union have challenged the legitimacy of next year's general election, and the US has imposed sanctions on leading members of Prime Minister Hun Sen's inner circle.
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2pm - 4.30pm, Thursday December 14, 2017
Regional Forum on "Bringing the Region Closer to a Mine and Cluster Munitions Free Community" and the Regional Launch of the 2017 Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor
(not FCCT)
Summary: This event is organized by Nonviolence International Southeast Asia (NISEA) and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC) to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Mine Ban Treaty/Ottawa Treaty and to provide an opportunity for campaigners from the South East Asian countries and civil society, who have worked tirelessly over the last...

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from 6pm, Friday December 15, 2017
Xmas party

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7pm, Monday December 18, 2017
Documentary Film Night: "Tokyo Idols"
(Nominated at Sundance Film Festival 2017)
In partnership with Thailand Documentary Club
1 hour, 30 minutes
Japanese soundtrack with English and Thai subtitles
Girl bands and pop music permeate Japanese life. "Tokyo Idols" gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity. Meet Ri Ri: a bona fide Tokyo Idol who takes us on her journey toward fame. Now meet her "brothers": a group of adult male superfans who devote their lives to following her-in the virtual world and in real life.

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7pm, Thursday January 18, 2018
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.

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Job Openings
Creative Publications editor, Bangkok Post
Bangkok Post Plc, the publisher of the Bangkok Post, Post Today and M2F newspapers, has an opening for the position of Creative Publications editor. The position involves writing, editing and subediting English-language advertising and editorial content for the company's print and digital media.
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Consultant - Communications (LCI Project) for Raks Thai Foundation in Bangkok
Consultant - Communications (LCI Project) for Raks Thai Foundation in Bangkok. This full-time, contract position lasts 8 months, from December 2018 until 31 July 2018. Pay for consultant: 50,000-60,000 baht/month, commensurate with experience. Paid monthly with no fringe benefits. Main Responsibilities: 1.
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Senior Consultant - Capacity Building & Knowledge Management (LCI Project) at Raks Thai Foundation in Bangkok
Senior Consultant - Capacity Building & Knowledge Management (LCI Project) at Raks Thai Foundation in Bangkok. This full-time, contract position lasts 8 months, from December 2018 until 31 July 2018. Pay for consultant: 75,000-95,000 baht/month, commensurate with experience. Paid monthly with no fringe benefits.
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Full-time position as photo editor at Bangkok picturedesk for 01 January 2018
The European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), a partner of Agencia EFE, S.A. (EFE) and one of the world's leading news photo agencies, is currently looking for a PHOTO EDITOR to join the multimedia newsroom in Bangkok. Qualified applicants are requested to send their covering letter and CV to:
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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."

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