FCCT joins foreign press clubs calling for immediate release of
Reuters journalists in Myanmar
On the 100th day since the arrest of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand joins its counterparts in clubs throughout Asia calling for their immediate release.
The two journalists were engaged in normal reporting activities, and had not committed any wrongdoing. All charges against them should be dropped.
Michael 'Mike' Smith, 1938-2018, RIP
It is with sadness that the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand has learned of the death of long-term member Mike Smith. Originally from London, Mike was an old Asia hand who first moved to the region in 1965, settling in Hong Kong, where he would stay for another 35 years.
FCCT Clubhouse Improvement Fund 2018
The FCCT receives no outside funding, and must continue to generate a reasonable surplus from its activities if it is to continue to prosper, so please give serious consideration to making a donation to supporting its activities.
Long overdue upgrades to the present clubhouse in the Maneeya Center - which we have occupied for over two decades - were carried out during 2017. Finishing touches are being made to the veranda where an additional four meters along the side of the building have been claimed.
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.
Documentary: "Faces Place" (2017)
Oscar Nominated Documentary Feature
7PM, Monday March 26, 2018
In partnership with the Thailand Documentary Club, the FCCT is proud to present a screening of the Oscar nominated feature length documentary film "Visages Vllages," which is titled "Faces Places" in English
French filmmaker Agnès Varda teams travels throughout the French countryside with photographer JR where they meet and photograph local residents.
Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA)- Official Book Launch
Book Series - Human Rights Outlook in Southeast Asia (Not FCCT)
5pm, Tuesday March 27, 2018
The organization Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Souteast Asia, also known as SHAPE-SEA, will be launching its newest book on the Human Rights Outlook in Southeast Asia at the FCCT on March 27th, 2018. In addition to the book launch, SHAPESEA will also be holding a panel discussion with experts on human rights and peace in Southeast Asia.
Rakhine and Rohingyas - Hunting the Truth
7pm, Wednesday March 28, 2018
The crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State, and the exodus of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims since last August has been one of the biggest media stories in this region of recent times.
Move Over Dinosaurs- A Panel Discussion with Young Thai Politicians
7pm, Wednesday April 4, 2018
The flurry of excitement over the appearance of a new party, led by 39 year-old Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, has revealed an appetite in Thai society for something new in politics, as the country anticipates the restoration of democratic rule next year. K.
Photography Exhibition: Women Migrant Workers
Continuing Until Mid-April
UN Women (the UN organization dedicated to women's equality and empowerment) is bringing part of the photographs from its project on Women Migrant Workers to the FCCT Clubhouse.
UN Women commissioned these photographs as part of a project to raise public awareness of the challenges migrant women face, as well as, their personal strength.
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.
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.