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Notice: New Membership Rates from 1 September 2014

Fred Branfman, 1942-2014, RIP

Call for Submissions from Photographers

Events in September

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

7pm, Friday October 3, 2014
A Dream Surely Vanishing
A photo exhibit opening and a chat with the photographers

7 pm, Wednesday 8 October, 2014
Is Thailand mismanaging its alcohol problem?
Panel discussion

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

7 pm, October 13, 2014
Contemporary World Film Series: 'Ekstra' ('The Bit Player'), Philippines
111 mins, directed by Jeffrey Jeturian Screening Courtesy: Embassy of the Philippines, which will serve San Miguel beer and a bevy of local snacks.

12.15pm, Wednesday October 14, 2014
Women entrepreneurs in Thailand preparing for the AEC

Job Openings

Yangon-based Editor/Reporter
Coconuts Media

Video Journalist
BBC News

Bureau Assistant
Channel NewsAsia

Copywriter/ Business Blog Writer (Chonburi)
Creative Communication Solutions

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

In the Gallery, October 2014: A Dream Surely Vanishing

A Dream Surely Vanishing is an on-going, joint photo documentary project. Its narrative vehicle is Burma's Irrawaddy River, as it flows past a stunning land and people of vast kindness being eroded by ill- planned economic development. Purposefully aimed away from the popular topics of ethnic armies, religious violence and drug abuse, this project seeks to connect its audience with the underrepresented people of Burma and the issues they face, while at the same time painting a picture of a breathtaking land being heralded as one of Asia's last economic frontiers.

More details here

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

    03 October: Tonic

    10 October: The Bylines

    17 October: The Bylines

    24 October: The Bylines

    31 October: The Bylines

Contemporary World Film Series: Danish Film 'The Hunt'

The screening of the Danish film 'The Hunt' had the entire audience tense and glued to their seats. The story of a man falsely indicted on a child molestation charge, starred famous Danish actor Mads Mikkelson in a rivetting role, which won him the Best Actor Award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Danish Ambassador HE Mikael Hemniti Winther said it was one of the most intense films he'd seen and everyone agreed with him.

While the film was strong and intense, the cool Carlsberg beer and fabulous canapes with Danish salami, salmon, liver pate, skagen toast, provided by the Danish Embassy, kept a great balance.

From Left: Jonathan Head, President of FCCT, Annette Rosenqvist, Cultural Attache, Danish Embassy, Lekha Shankar, Fcct Film Coordinator, Danish Ambassador, HE Mikael Hemniti Winthe.

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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