CLUB NEWS

Richard Blystone, 1937-2018, RIP
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand expresses its deepest condolences to the family and many colleagues and friends of Richard Blystone, the club's president in 1975, who has died in London aged 81 of cardiac failure following a stroke.
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Mekong Review Now Available for Purchase at the FCCT Clubhouse
The FCCT is pleased to announce that from April it will be stocking the Mekong Review, a quarterly journal of fine writing, literary reviews and political essays on Southeast Asia, only available in Bangkok at the FCCT and limited outlets. Mekong Review was launched in November 2015 and has quickly established a reputation as the finest literary magazine in the region.
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Spouses & Partners Club Membership Card
Please be reminded that membership cards are available for the spouses and partners of all members in good standing, apart from those in the student and temporary categories. Members' spouses and partners may have access to all club facilities and events at membership rates in the company of their spouse or partner, or on their own.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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.


Punji Trap: 'The spy who loved us' and other tales from the Vietnam War
An evening with Luke Hunt and James Pringle
7pm, Wednesday April 25, 2018
Pham An was a communist agent whose espionage adventures - under the cover of a celebrated war correspondent in the Western media - were as brilliant for Hanoi as they were shattering for Washington during the tumultuous Vietnam War. He has been dubbed "the perfect spy" and affectionately referred to by some as "the spy who loved us". Not quite.
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Documentary: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
7pm, Monday April 30, 2018
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room focuses on the rise and fall of one of the world's largest energy traders and producers. In the year prior to its bankruptcy, Enron reported revenue of $101 Billion US Dollars much of which was completely fraudulent. Alex Gibney directed the movie, which is based on on the book of the same name written Bethany McLean.
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'Online freedom of expression in the Mekong region: improving self-regulation': World Press Freedom Day 2018 public discussion
UNESCO, the Southeast-Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) and the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand invite all journalists, rights defenders and interested individuals to join the Asia-Pacific regional celebration of World Press Freedom Day, which will be highlighted by a discussion on the contemporary challenges of freedom of expression online in the Mekong region. (Not FCCT)
8:30am, Thursday May 3, 2018
Representatives from freedom of expression NGOs, media and Facebook to join UNESCO, the Southeast Asian Press Alliance and the Embassy of Sweden for debate on critical issue in region's media scene at Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand Southeast Asia has the third largest number of internet users in the world - a figure that has grown by more than 30%, or 80 million people, in the...
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Italian Writers in Bangkok
Presentation of Books and Writers
6pm, Thursday May 31, 2018
Since 2012, a dozen of Italian Writers in Bangkok have published twenty new books, mostly in Italian and English language, both in print and e-book format. They range from non-fiction to science fiction, from novels and thrillers to history, academic literature and travel stories. Books will be available and will be signed by their authors.
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Mekong: A River in Chains Climate change and dams, the changing landscape of the Mekong River
Photo Exhibition presented by RUOM Collective in collaboration with the Watergrabbing Project
Photo Exhibit Continuing Until the End of May
Mekong: A River in Chains Climate change and dams, the changing landscape of the Mekong River Entrance to the opening is free and open to the public. The Mekong River flows for 4,000 kilometres from the narrow gullies in Tibet to the vast delta in Vietnam, providing water for 60 million people and thousands of aquatic species, many of which are protected.
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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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YOUTUBE CHANNEL
We record most of our events and put it up on Youtube two weeks after the event. If you would like to purchase a DVD of the event, please contact our office at info@fccthai.com.

EXHIBITIONS
We provide grants of 15,000 baht every two months to documentary photographers and photojournalists to go towards printing for the FCCT exhibition. We give priority to photographers who live and work in Asia and Asia-focused topics that are under-covered. To apply for these grants please send a 150 word summary of the project, a short bio of the photographer and a dropbox of at least 15 selects from the project with captions to info@fccthai.com.

QUIZ NIGHTS
The FCCT pub quiz happens every third Thursday of the month (unless announced otherwise). Test your mettle against the best of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand. Prizes include bottles of wine.

RESTAURANT
Our restaurant offers both Thai and Western fare created by Chef Moo. We have weekly food and drinks specials highlighting Thailand's freshest ingredients from the market that week.

From our Western Menu

Salmon Fettucine
Fettuccine with a creamy smoked salmon sauce
Hamburger
Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun, and chunky fries
Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, onions and tomatoes


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