Club NewsIn the FCCT Gallery, August 2014: Thailand From Above
Drone Photos by Richard Barrow and the Bangkok PostNotice: New Membership Rates from 1 September 2014Call for Submissions from Photographers
Events in September
7 pm, Monday September 1, 2014
Silencing Media Coverage of Migrants: The Wider Repercussions in Thailand
A Panel Discussion10.30 am, Tuesday September 2, 2014
Press Conference: Human Rights Watch report "Two Years with No Moon: Immigration Detention of Children in Thailand"2.30 pm-5.30 pm, Tuesday September 2, 2014
Access to Justice in Thailand: Currently Unavailable
A Report Launch and Panel Discussion11 am-12 pm, Thursday September 4, 2014
Invitation to Press Briefing
Background on Asian Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics11 am-1.30 pm, Thursday September 11, 2014
Bangkok Business Connections (BBC)
The Best Networking Luncheon in Town! (Early Bird offer expires Sept 5 8)7 pm, Friday September 12, 2014
Remembering the FCCT Past
Unveiling of the new FCCT photo-wall and Past Presidents panel3pm, 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 University7 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.
Job OpeningsYangon-based Editor/Reporter
Coconuts MediaBusiness Editor
The Phnom Penh PostEditorial Coordinator
Talisman Media GroupSunday News Editor
"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
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
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
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
- 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
- Full bar offering a wide range of soft drinks, beers on tap and
in bottle, wine, and a selection of spirits and popular
- 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 email@example.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
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
For Correspondents Only?
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