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FCCT/LightRocket 7th annual Photojournalism contest awards ceremony
Awards and exhibition of the contest winners' photos

Events in July

7pm, Wednesday July 29, 2015
Losing the Mekong?
A panel discussion The region is a hot spot of biodiversity. Can it be saved?

Events in August

7 pm, Tuesday August 4, 2015
Yangon Echoes: Inside Myanmar's Heritage Homes
Slideshow and discussion

7 pm, Wednesday August 5, 2015
The Eagle and the Elephant: US-Thai relations 2015
Panel discussion

6pm, Thursday August 6, 2015
Karen Human Rights Group 2015 Report "With only our voices, what can we do?: Land confiscation and local response in southeast Myanmar
Report Release and and briefing

11 am, Thursday August 20, 2015
Bangkok Business Connections (BBC)
The Best Networking Luncheon in Town!

6:30pm, Tuesday August 25, 2015
Parenting Tips: How to Raise Bilingual Children in a Multicultural Setting by Ondine Ullman
Networking and Evening Talk

Job Openings

Position: Associate Reporter
NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Job Opportunity


In the Gallery, May 2015: "Alive" - photographs by Kim Hak

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1975, during Khmer Rouge regime, Kim Hak's parents, as well as his extended family threw away many old pictures and identity cards to hide their backgrounds. They would have been killed for being educated if caught with these belongings. But some took great risks to keep photographs and objects to remember their loved ones.

War can kill victims, but it cannot kill memories. Hak began photographing belongings from people who lived through that time to preserve the memories and the history. He series "ALIVE," started from his personal family's memory, but expanded to other families in Cambodia. His project is a race against time, as living witnesses gradually disappear.

Born on May 5, 1981, in Battambang City, in Northwestern of Cambodia, Kim Hak is a full-time photographer whose work has been featured at photography festivals such as Photo Quai in Paris, World Event Young Artists in Nottingham, England, OFF_Festival Bratislava and Slovakia Singapore International Photography Festival.

In 2011, Hak won prize "Residency Program" prize of the Branly Museum in Paris and second prize of Stream Photo Asia in Bangkok. In 2013, Hak published his first photography book "UNITY" which he had spent his time to document the reflection of ordinary citizens after the death of the King Father Norodom Sihanouk in October 2012. In 2014, he was selected as finalist of Lens Culture Award.

Hak has been invited to be on Art Residency in Brisbane in 2015 to produce a new project about memory about Cambodian-Australian there.

Jazz at the FCCT, every Friday, between 8.00 pm and 10.00pm


07 August: Tonic

14 August: The Bylines

21 August: The Bylines

28 August: The Bylines

'KATHMANDU, A MIRROR IN THE SKY' attracts record crowd

The screening of the moving, thought-provoking Spanish film set in Nepal ‘Kathmandu, A Mirror in the Sky’ attracted a record crowd - diplomats, academics, NGOs, students. A highlight was the presence of the dynamic Kathmandu-based Spanish teacher, Victoria Subirana, on whom the film was based. She flew down for the event, and did a Q & A with the audience, after the screening.

Kudos to the Spanish Embassy for screening this unique film. The Spanish wine and Tapas were a big hit too. Among the Ambassadors who attended, were Ambassadors from Spain, Nepal, and the EU.



From the left - EU Ambassador: HE Jesus Miguel Sanz Escorihuela, DCM of Spanish Embassy: Antonio Casado Rigalt, Lobsang Subirana, Spanish Ambassador: HE Carmen Moreno, Nepal Ambassador: HE Khaga Nath Adhikari and his wife, Victoria Subirana and friend Dhamu Subirana.


Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand - Your Perfect Venue


For press conferences, book and motion picture launches, corporate meetings and more. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand's penthouse Clubhouse is the perfect venue. We are:
  • Centrally located in the Maneeya Center, in the heart of Ratchaprasong, home to the greatest concentration of news bureaus and media organizations in Thailand.
  • Adjacent to and easily accessible directly from the Chidlom BTS Skytrain station.
We offer our customers a wide range of services, custom tailored to your specific needs. We have: Complete audio-visual capability with three video cameras and fixed and wireless microphones for live presentations.
  • Multi-disk record and playback equipment for standard-definition and Blu-Ray high-definition DVD, audio and video CD and most other popular formats.
  • LCD projector with direct and oblique screens for motion picture and computer presentations.
  • Complete kitchen providing a myriad of delicious food-service options, from coffee-break sweets to quick meals to sit-down or buffet lunches and dinners featuring eastern, western and vegetarian cuisine.
  • Full bar offering a wide range of soft drinks, beers on tap and in bottle, wine, and a selection of spirits and popular cocktails.
  • Smoker's balcony with picnic seating, greenery and a fine view of central Bangkok.
Rates are among the most reasonable in town, starting at only Baht 5,000 for a half-day's use of the Clubhouse, including our audio-visual equipment and a skilled operator. Catering services are priced to your specific requirement.

And for that special private party, the fully staffed Clubhouse can be exclusively yours on almost any Saturday or Sunday for little more than a weekday event.

For bookings or for more information, please contact the FCCT at 02 652-0580 or by e-mail to info@fccthai.com.


The King of Thailand in World Focus

Now available in soft cover! Only Baht 270 for FCCT members

The FCCT's sell-out publishing success, The King of Thailand in World Focus, a 280-page collection of articles and images from the international press on the life and reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, is now available in a new, popularly priced soft-cover edition. In addition to making for fascinating reading, the book is the only comprehensive reference work on the current reign as reported over the years by correspondents, journalists and photographers in magazines and newspapers around the world

This large-format, full-color book is identical to the hard-bound third edition which sold out late last year, but with a stiff, varnished art-card cover, and priced to be easy on the wallet. It's available through the FCCT office and at Asia Books around town for the cover price of only Baht 300. FCCT members can get a copy through the FCCT office only for just Baht 270, on presentation of your current membership card.

Don't miss out. Get your copy of this unique publication today!

Attending FCCT Programs

How do you keep up with all the FCCT programs?

Join FCCT and receive e-mails whenever new programs are added. Because news changes fast, FCCT sometimes schedules timely programs on short notice.

FCCT members receive e-mails with "late-breaking news" about programs.

For Correspondents Only?

The FCCT is not just for correspondents-in fact, most of our members are not news people.

A past FCCT president even came up with the slogan, "You don't have to be foreign and you don't have to be a correspondent". We are a very diverse club and welcome all.

For more information, call 02-652-0580-1 or click here to e-mail info@fccthai.com



The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center
518/5 Ploenchit Road
(connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330

E-mail: info@fccthai.com
Phone: 02-652-0580-1

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