CLUB NEWS
Annual General Meeting Notice
7pm, Thursday 9th February, 2017
In accordance with Article 8 of the Constitution and Section XV of the By-Laws, the Executive Committee of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) hereby provides notice to all members that the 2017 annual general meeting (AGM) and election of officers will be held on Thursday, 9 February 2017, at the FCCT clubhouse, commencing at 7pm.
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FCCT EVENTS
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.

New Documentary Film Series A YOUNG PATRIOT Director: Haibin Du
7pm, Monday January 16th, 2017


We are excited to announce this year's documentary film series. We will be partnering with Documentary Club Thailand to show documentaries on Monday nights at 7pm at the FCCT. The quarter of the year will have (with a couple of exceptions) an emphasis on films set in Asia, Australia and the developing world then we will shift to the Americas and finally to Europe. Here's our initial line-up in the coming weeks.
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Thailand's Dismal Road Safety Record
7pm, Wednesday 18 January 2017
Thailand has the uneviable status of having the world's 2nd most unsafe roads, after Libya. Successive holiday campaigns by this and previous governments have failed to reduce the death toll - the last New Year period was the worst on record, with 478 road deaths in 7 days, including a horrific collision between a passenger van and a pickup in Chonburi that killed 25 people. Why is Thailand seemingly unable to improve its road safety? Are there practical measures the government could take now that would reverse the trend? We have brought together a panel which includes Nikorn Jamtong, a former Deputy Transport Minister and now a road safety expert on the National Reform Steering Committee, a spokesman from the Department of Land Transport and Dr. Manoon Leechawengwongs who campaigns against drowsy driving.
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Quiz Night is Back!
7pm, Thursday 19 January, 2017
Happy New Year and welcome back to Quiz Night!
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New Documentary Series
7pm, Monday January 23, 2017
Documentary Film:
ASTRID
Director: Kristina Lindström, Sweden - Running time: 178 min

We are excited to announce this year's documentary film series. We will be partnering with Documentary Club Thailand to show documentaries on Monday nights at 7pm at the FCCT. The quarter of the year will have (with a couple of exceptions) an emphasis on films set in Asia, Australia and the developing world then we will shift to the Americas and finally to Europe. Here's our initial line-up in the coming weeks.
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TRUMP AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
7pm, Wednesday 25 January 2017
For the past two decades the US has been redefining its position in East Asia, a region US administrations have all viewed as vital to US strategic interests and global stability since the end of the Second World War. The Bush administrations were accused of neglect, focussed as they were on terrorism and the Middle East. The Obama administrations re-engaged, through the so-called 'pivot', although with limited success. So what will President Trump do in Asia? He has already buried President Obama's ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership, riled China with an early phone-call to Taiwan, and suggested he is more interested in protecting US industry than promoting trade. His outlook on so many foreign policy issues is hard to guess, his foreign policy team still embryonic. Join us for a stellar panel of SE Asia watchers for their take on what Trump means for this region.
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New Documentary Series
7pm, Monday January 30, 2017
Documentary Film - The Lovers and the Despot

We are excited to announce this year's documentary film series. We will be partnering with Documentary Club Thailand to show documentaries on Monday nights at 7pm at the FCCT. The quarter of the year will have (with a couple of exceptions) an emphasis on films set in Asia, Australia and the developing world then we will shift to the Americas and finally to Europe. Here's our initial line-up in the coming weeks.
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New Documentary Film Series
7pm, Monday February 6, 2017
Documentary Film: SONG OF LAHORE
Directors: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Andy Schocken

We are excited to announce this year's documentary film series. We will be partnering with Documentary Club Thailand to show documentaries on Monday nights at 7pm at the FCCT. The quarter of the year will have (with a couple of exceptions) an emphasis on films set in Asia, Australia and the developing world then we will shift to the Americas and finally to Europe. Here's our initial line-up in the coming weeks.
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New Documentary Series
7pm, February 13, 2017
Documentary Film - The Return to Homs
Director: Talal Derki

We are excited to announce this year's documentary film series. We will be partnering with Documentary Club Thailand to show documentaries on Monday nights at 7pm at the FCCT. The quarter of the year will have (with a couple of exceptions) an emphasis on films set in Asia, Australia and the developing world then we will shift to the Americas and finally to Europe. Here's our initial line-up in the coming weeks.
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NON-FCCT EVENTS
The FCCT clubhouse is a popular venue for third party events - press conferences, book launches, networking lunches etc. If you are interested in hiring the room for all or part of a day, please contact the manager on 02-652-0580 or E-mail: info@fccthai.com

Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017
11am, Thursday 19 January 2017
Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017
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Democrats Abroad Thailand
3pm, Friday January 20, 2017
Democrats Abroad Thailand -- "The Other Inaugural and Wake for US Democracy" on the Inauguration of US President 45
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YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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 info@fccthai.com.

EXHIBITIONS
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 info@fccthai.com.

In the Gallery this month: Photographs by Paula Bronstein

Paula Bronstein, who has made Bangkok her home for nearly two decades, has published a superb new book about life in Afghanistan, 'Between Hope and Fear".

Paula Bronstein's many nominations and awards span decades and represent only a small space in a lifetime of extraordinary front line news and documentary photography across the globe. She has won awards like the Pulitzer, Pictures of The Year International, and The National Press Photographer's Association. She has judged some of the most important international photography contests such as The World Press Photo Award, exhibited extensively, and given interviews for media in the US, Australia, and across Asia. In the fifteen years since the start of the US-led war in Afghanistan she has been an outstanding photographic chronicler of the experiences of Afghan people, in particular the women.

In the gallery this month are photographs from the new book.
QUIZ NIGHTS
The FCCT, 'Battle of the Bureaus' 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.

RESTAURANT
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

Salmon Fettucine
Fettuccine with a creamy smoked salmon sauce
Hamburger
Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun, and chunky fries
Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, onions and tomatoes


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