The Bulletin, Volume 783, July 2, 2018

Club News
Thursday June 28, 2018
Free Tickets to "Beyond the Air We Breathe: Addressing Climate Change" photographic exhibition at BACC and Master Series Talk by Sebastian Copeland on the 28th of June 2018
The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand, Lucie Foundation and the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) have provided the FCCT 10 free tickets to FCCT members to come to their joint exhibition "Beyond the Air We Breathe: Addressing Climate Change" on June 28, 2018. The first people to email, while supplies last, will receive tickets to the exhibition.

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FCCT photographs - Your Chance to Make a Contribution
The FCCT photo wall at the club's entrance never fails to catch the attention of those passing. It is an incomplete collection of the many distinguished speakers who have visited the club over the decades, and it will soon be updated with plenty of new additions.

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Upcoming Events
7pm, Monday June 25, 2018
Documentary: Harry Benson: Shoot First
The film follows the life work of celebrity photographer Harry Benson. The Scottish photographer has taken iconic photographs of celebrities, politicians, and world leaders, including, the Beatles, Winston Churchill, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Michael Jackson. He has received numerous awards for his work.

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10:30am, Tuesday June 26, 2018
Existence Denied: BHRN Report Launch and Press Conference
(not FCCT)
By June 30, all migrant workers must have had their nationality verified to be able to work in Thailand legally. Crushing fines and deportation await those who do not complete the process.

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7pm, Wednesday June 27, 2018
'When Mother's Away' - a Vietnamese family deals with separation
Film and Panel Discussion
'When Mother's Away' is Vietnamese filmmaker Clay Pham's first feature-length documentary. The film explores the themes of family and motherhood in a changing Vietnam, but through a particularly emotional lens. As the title implies, the central figure in the family is not there.

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6pm, Thursday June 28, 2018
Kachin: Untold story
Seven years of unheard atrocity
On June 9th, 2011, the Myanmar Government Army began an offensive against the Kachin Independence Army, which marked the start of the resumption of war in the Kachin and Northern Shan States after a 17 year ceasefire. The fighting has intensified over the last 7 years and now, at least, 120,000 people displaced in those two states. In addition, most Humanitarian Aid has been barred.

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7pm, Monday July 2, 2018
Documentary: Louder Than a Bomb
A film about the world's largest youth poetry festival, the LTAB (Louder than a bomb) festival, where young poets collaborate as a team to build their craft. The film follows the fortunes of four Chicago-area high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world's largest youth slam.

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Upcoming Screenings of the FCCT Documentary Series
The FCCT presents outstanding documentary films every Monday night at 7:00 PM (except holidays), followed by a discussion, or in some cases a Q&A with the directors or producers of the films. The FCCT screens these films in partnership with the Thailand Documentary Club, which brings acclaimed recent documentaries to Thailand.
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Continuing Through July
Kachin: The Forgotten War - Photo Exhibition Continuing Through July
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
Global Ground Media seeks Recommendations for Media Lawyers
Global Ground is an upcoming multimedia publication covering Asia. It is seeking qualified media lawyers for pre-publication checks. Please contact Global Ground founder Anrike Visser with any media lawyer recommendations at
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EngageMedia is Seeeking a Program Director for its Digital Rights and Video for Change initiatives
EngageMedia is looking for a Program Director to oversee our Digital Rights and Video for Change initiatives. The Program Director coordinates program staff and consultants, strengthen networks, contributes to fundraising, and works closely with the Executive Director to lead program design and maximise social impact.
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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, 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
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