The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is deeply unhappy with the decision of the Thai authorities to file criminal charges against a British journalist for carrying personal body armour and a gas mask in his check-in luggage.
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New Documentary Film Series

The FCCT is pleased to announce a new documentary film series in partnership with U.S. Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase. Documentaries highlight American themes and American directors.  Some screenings will be joined by filmmakers, via Skype, for Q&A. Please stay tuned for more information.

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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.

Chinese submarines for Thailand: does the country need them?
7pm, Wednesday May 31, 2017
A panel discussion

Last month the Thai government quietly approved the purchase of a Yuan-class S26T Chinese submarine for 13.5 billion baht, the first of a batch of three submarines to be delivered in the coming years.
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7pm, Monday June 5, 2017
Documentary Film Series

On March 8, 1971 eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, a town just outside Philadelphia, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI's vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights.

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Thailand's forest encroachment crackdown
7pm, Wednesday June 7, 2017
A Panel Discussion

Forest encroachment. For decades Thailand's remote countryside and jungles have been chipped away at with land grabs, aided by a pervasive culture of corruption and weak law enforcement. Culprits range from wealthy conglomerates and luxury resorts owners, to some of the country's poorest inhabitants, often unaware their dwellings are even illegal .
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The Hunting Ground
7pm, Monday June 12, 2017
Documentary Film Series

Awards: Two Emmys, Stanley Kramer Award Winner from Producers Guild of America , Best Documentary from the Utah Film Critics

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Art and Craft
7pm, Monday June 19, 2017
Documentary Film Series

Awards: Official Selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Named a Top 5 Documentary by the National Board of Review.

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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:

Launch of the report: "The Challenge of Synthetic Drugs in East and South-East Asia."
11 am, Thursday June 01, 2017
UNODC will provide a briefing on major findings from its new report, titled "The Challenge of Synthetic Drugs in East and South-East Asia."

There is no sign of respite in the rapid expansion of the synthetic drug market in East and South-East Asia, according to a UNODC report to be launched on the day. While seizures and use of methamphetamine have been continuously rising in recent years, various new psychoactive substances have emerged, adding to the complexity of the challenges that countries in the region face.
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Launch of Anti-Trafficking Review issue 8 'Where's the Evidence?'
6pm, Thursday June 01, 2017
A presentation by Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Issue 8 of the Anti-Trafficking Review explores the role of evidence, research and data in anti-trafficking work and how they influence our understanding of human trafficking and responses to it.
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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

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

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.

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
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

Click on this link for the booking form

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