Dr Surin Pitsuwan, 1949-2017, RIP
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand expresses its condolences to the family and many friends of Dr Surin Pitsuwan following his sudden and untimely passing in Bangkok on Thursday. He was a young 68 with a great deal still to offer.
Surin was a good friend to the FCCT over many decades.
New Members November, 2017
THE Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is delighted to welcome the following new members who joined the club during November, 2017.
Though the FCCT was founded primarily as a Journalist's club, we have traditionally welcomed members from every profession and every country.
Clubhouse closure on December 5th, 11th and 25th, 2017
The FCCT clubhouse will be closed for holidays on December 5th, 11th and 25th, 2017.
For New Year closure, FCCT will be closed from December 30th, 2017 until January 2nd, 2018. We will be opened again on January 3rd, 2018.
FCCT STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF TWO REUTERS JOURNALISTS IN
The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is deeply concerned by the arrest of two journalists in Myanmar, who work for the Reuters news agency.
The two journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, were detained late on Tuesday night on the outskirts of Yangon after being driven to meet two police officers.
FCCT STATEMENT ON PROSECUTION OF FORMER RADIO FREE ASIA
JOURNALISTS IN CAMBODIA
The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is dismayed by the arrest and prosecution in Cambodia of two unemployed journalists for alleged international espionage.
Former Radio Free Asia (RFA) Khmer Service reporters Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin were arrested on Nov. 14 for running an unlicensed karaoke studio.
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.
Launch of World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018
11am - 12.15pm, Wednesday December 13, 2017
We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018, which will take place on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 from 11.00 a.m. to 12.15 a.m. at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT).
Regional Forum on "Bringing the Region Closer to a Mine and Cluster Munitions Free Community" and the Regional Launch of the 2017 Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor
2pm - 4.30pm, Thursday December 14, 2017
Summary: This event is organized by Nonviolence International Southeast Asia (NISEA) and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC) to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Mine Ban Treaty/Ottawa Treaty and to provide an opportunity for campaigners from the South East Asian countries and civil society, who have worked tirelessly over the last...
from 6pm, Friday December 15, 2017
Documentary Film Night: "Tokyo Idols"
(Nominated at Sundance Film Festival 2017)
In partnership with Thailand Documentary Club
1 hour, 30 minutes
Japanese soundtrack with English and Thai subtitles
7pm, Monday December 18, 2017
Girl bands and pop music permeate Japanese life. "Tokyo Idols" gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity.
Meet Ri Ri: a bona fide Tokyo Idol who takes us on her journey toward fame. Now meet her "brothers": a group of adult male superfans who devote their lives to following her-in the virtual world and in real life.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
"Kingdom's Edge represents British photojournalist Richard Humphries' eight year journey documenting Thailand's Deep South region.
Through his book of the same name, and this collection of 15 colour photographs, Richard, a fluent Malay speaker, examines the complex intricacies and subtle incongruities of daily life in South East Asia's deadliest conflict.
Moving away from the mainstream coverage, Richard has found a region that teems and bustles with life and culture. It is a region of trade and commerce, of young people and free wifi, of tea shops and markets. A place where tudong clad girls ride four on a motorbike, where twice a day people freeze on the spot to the sound of the national anthem, and where the call to prayer fills the air five times a day. It is a complex society that is both Muslim and Buddhist, Malay and Thai. It is both old and youthful, calm and restive. It is a place that has more in common with Kuala Lumpur than distant Bangkok. Through this visual narrative, Richard presents a timely and alternative view from one of the world's most underreported conflict zones, a largely forgotten pocket of territory at the farthest edge of the Kingdom of Thailand."
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.
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
Fettuccine with a creamy smoked salmon sauce
Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun, and chunky fries
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, onions and tomatoes