PANEL POSTPONEMENT- Reporting Thailand's Great Cave Rescue Panel Discussion
The FCCT panel discussion on Thailand's great cave rescue is being postponed a week until 25 July because most of the previously confirmed panelists and their colleagues must now return at short notice to Chiang Rai. They will be covering the press conference related to the first public appearance of the Wild Boars and their coach tomorrow evening, 18 July, at 7pm.
Anthony Marcus Paul, 17 June 1937 - 14 July 2018, RIP
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand expresses its deepest condolences to the family and many colleagues and friends of Tony Paul, who has died in Brisbane of cancer.
Tony was based for many years in Bangkok, and had an unerring nose for stories.
The FCCT is now offering One Plain Tree and Cartel wines from South Australia on its bar menu
The FCCT bar menu now features craft beers and ciders
The FCCT Clubhouse will be closed on July 27th and 30th
The FCCT Clubhouse will be closed on the following upcoming dates:
Friday, July 27th in recognition of Asahna Bucha; and
Monday, July 30th in observance of the King's Birthday.
The FCCT prides itself for being one of Thailand's most respected venues for holding open debates about current events. We usually hold panel discussions on Wednesday nights at 7pm. The entry fee for non-members is 450 baht.
PRESS CONFERENCE AND REPORT LAUNCH- "They Gave Them Long Swords": Preparations for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity Against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Myanmar
10:30am, Thursday July 19, 2018
The dominant narrative about what occurred in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State in 2017 suggests that Rohingya militants attacked dozens of police outposts, instigating a spontaneous Myanmar Army-led crackdown against Rohingya civilians.
PRESS CONFERENCE AND PANEL DISCUSSION- Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, to speak about high-level delegation to Myanmar and Bangladesh
7pm, Thursday July 19, 2018
A high-level delegation led by Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, will conclude their eight-day visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh with a panel discussion at the Foreign Correspondent's Club of Thailand.
Press Conference- Trading Away Health: Impact of free trade agreements on access to medicines
12pm, Friday July 20, 2018
Bangkok is hosting the 23rd round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement (a Free Trade Agreement) from July 17-27, 2018.
The RCEP trade deal is being negotiated between the 10-member ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries and Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and India.
Press Conference- Spotlight on Negotiations of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Bangkok
1pm, Friday July 20, 2018
The 23rd round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement (a Free Trade Agreement) are being held in Bangkok, Thailand between July 17-27, 2018.
RCEP is being negotiated between the 10-member ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries and Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and India.
Press Conference and Briefing on Human Rights & Democracy on the Eve of the Cambodian Election
10:30am, Tuesday July 24, 2018
With the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party dissolved and its leaders exiled or in jail, the independent media shuttered or sold out, and NGOs in disarray, Cambodian strongman PM Hun Sen is moving forward with a national election on July 29 that most observers believe will neither free nor fair.
Reporting Thailand's Great Cave Rescue Panel Discussion
7pm, Wednesday July 25, 2018
The disappearance, sudden discovery, and extraordinary rescue of twelve young Thai footballers and their coach hogged headlines like no other story since the Asian tsunami of 2004. Even a terrible ferry tragedy off Phuket, the World Cup, Wimbledon, and treacherous British and US politics could not distract attention from the events unfolding deep in a flooded cave in northern Thailand.
Kachin: The Forgotten War - Photo Exhibition Continuing Through July
Photo Exhibition by Hkun Lat
Continuing Through July
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.