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Notice: New Membership Rates from 1 September 2014

Call for Submissions from Photographers

Events in September

3pm, Monday, September 22, 2014
TAPES: What could Asian small-medium satellite cities learn from the Musashino Approach to Urban Governance?
A discussion with Prof. Ryokichi Hirono Professor Emeritus, Seikei University

6:30-8.00pm, 23 September 2014
Following the Money: Spending on Anti-Trafficking
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) invites you to the launch event for the Anti-Trafficking Review, Issue 3

10.30 am-12.00 pm, Friday September 26, 2014
Thailand's first Expat Entrepreneur Awards 2014
Press Conference

7 pm, Monday September 29, 2014
Contemporary World Film Series: The Hunt (Denmark)
115 mins, directed by Thomas Vinterberg Screening Courtesy: Embassy of Denmark, which will serve Danish beer and snacks.

6.30pm-8.30pm, Tuesday Sept 30 2014
Parenting Tips: How To Talk to Your Kids About Sex
by Dr Pansak Sugraroek

Events in October

11 am-1.30 pm, Thursday October 9, 2014
Bangkok Business Connections (BBC)
The Best Networking Luncheon in Town!

Job Openings

Yangon-based Editor/Reporter
Coconuts Media

Editorial Coordinator
Talisman Media Group

Video Journalist
BBC News

Bureau Assistant
Channel NewsAsia

Copywriter/ Business Blog Writer (Chonburi)
Creative Communication Solutions

"The Role of the Thai Writer in Contemporary Society", FCCT, July 29

A scintillating panel discussion , with Seawrite Award-winning Thai writers, and the Director of the world-famous Jaipur Literature Festival.

From left-Moderator Pimchanok Phunbun Na Ayudhya, of TheBangkok Post; Thai Writers: Prabda Yoon, Wipas Srithong, Uthis Haemamool, Zakariya Amataya, and Sanjoy Roy, Director of Jaipur Literature Festival .

In the Gallery, August 2014: Thailand From Above

Drone Photos by Richard Barrow and the Bangkok Post

The use in journalism of drones (multi-rotor model aircraft equipped with cameras) is comparatively recent but the compelling still and video images from this source have made an immediate impact and brought new possibilities to news coverage and the photography of heritage sites.

Richard Barrow was one of the first bloggers in Thailand to acquire a drone and this month's exhibition features a selection of his photos of "Thailand from Above" including hot air balloons over Heart Island in Sukhothai, Amphawa Floating Market in Samut Songkhram, Phra Samut Chedi in Samut Prakan, Hua Lamphong Railway Station and the giant seated Buddha at Wat Phai Rong Wua in Suphanburi.

Richard Barrow is a travel blogger living in Thailand for twenty years. In a previous life he worked in the film editing department at the BBC's Ealing Studios. When he first landed in Thailand he taught at a private Thai school heading their computer department. It was there that he produced his first websites about Thailand back in 1998. Although he still has connections with the same school, he now spends most of his time as a travel blogger promoting Thailand as a tourist destination.

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

    05 September: Tonic

    12 September: The Bylines

    19 September: The Bylines

    26 September: The Bylines

Contemporary World Film Series: Indian film a big success

A sell-out audience watched the screening of the Indian film 'Namesake', directed by Oscar-winning Indian director Mira Nair and based on a book by Pulitzer award-winning Indian writer Jhumpa Lahiri. The movie, set in two countries, dealt with cross-cultural conflicts and boasted a renowned cast. It was much enjoyed by an audience including diplomats, academics, and students from two Universities. Indian Ambassador HE Harsh Shringla said he was very pleased to screen this much-awarded movie to the film-loving audience of the FCCT.

The free flow of Indian wine and food added greatly to the enjoyment of the evening.

The photo shows Indian Ambassador, HE Harsh Shringla, his wife and senior diplomats of the Indian Embassy, with the professors and students of the 'India Studies' course of Thammasat University

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

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 great 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

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

Phone: 02-652-0580-1

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