11.00 am-1.30 pm, Thursday May 8, 2014
Bangkok Business Connections (BBC)
The Best Networking Luncheon in Town!
Club NewsFCCT Statement with Clarification: The Pulitzer Prize and Media FreedomRuth B. McGee RIP
Events in April
7 pm, Wednesday 23 April, 2014
Bangkok's Hidden Nooks and Corners
An Evening with Ken Barrett2 pm-4 pm, Thursday April 24, 2014
A press conference with Cuba Ambassador H.E. Mr. Ramirez Peña about the Cuban Twitter, ZunZuneo, scandal6.30 pm-8.30 pm, Tuesday April 29, 2014
Parenting Tips: Ways to keep your child safe online
By James Abela and David Ogden from Bangkok Patana School 7pm, Wednesday 30 April, 2014
UNESCO Bangkok and FCCT World Press Freedom Day
Panel Discussion and Youth Poster Competition Exhibition
Events in May7 pm, Friday May 9, 2014
New Members' Night
(Including the famous Media Tour)
Specifically for current members who have joined since December 2010, but it's for "Old" Members too who may have missed this well-attended event in the past!!6.30pm to 8.30pm, Thursday May 15, 2014
US Tax Seminar
A deVere Group seminar on important US FATCA and PFIC rules7 pm, Monday 19 May, 2014
Contemporary World Film Series: Double Series - La Petite Chambre ( The Little Room), Switzerland
87 mins, Directed by Stephanie Chuat, Veronique Reymond
Screening Courtesy: Embassy of Switzerland, which will provide wine, cheese and snacks.7.30 pm, Tuesday May 20, 2014
PSC Thailand Commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe)
The official launch of the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign in Thailand, featuring a talk from Omar Barghouti, founder of the BDS movement 7 pm, Monday 26 May, 2014
Contemporary World Film Series: Double-Bill - Trishna (UK)
117 mins, directed by Michael Winterbottom
Screening Courtesy: Revolution Films, & the British Council
Job OpeningsAssistant Position
The Establishment PostAssistant Reporter
Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper
In the Gallery, March 2014: Shark Fin
Photo by Paul Hilton
An estimated 100 million sharks are killed each year, primarily to meet the demand for shark fin soup. Global shark populations are in catastrophic
decline. This exhibition features photographs from Paul Hilton's World Press Award winning series on shark finning, as well as more recent images
of an estimated 30,000 fins drying on urban rooftops that shocked the world.
In contrast, Thai wildlife activist Jirayu Ekkul's underwater photography reveals the majesty of endangered sharks in their natural environment.
Exhibition presented with support from Fin Free Thailand.
Jazz at the FCCT, every Friday, between 8.00 pm and 10.00pm
04 April: TONIC
11 April: The Bylines
18 April: The Bylines
25 April: The Bylines
Contemporary World Film Series: 'La Bella del Alhambra' (Cuba)
The Opening Film of FCCT's 2014 Contemporary World Film Series 'La Bella del Alhambra' ('The Beauty of the Alhambra'), from Cuba, had a packed audience of
diplomats, academics, businessmen, and many members of the Latin American community.
They thoroughly enjoyed this energetic musical, which captured the scintillating music and dance of 1920's Cuba.
Cuban rums, mojitos, snacks and cigars were generously provided by Cuban Ambassador HE Victor Ramirez Pena, which added to the vibrant atmospherics of the evening .
The photograph shows, from the left:
Heads of the Latin American Dept, Chulalongkorn University, the Ambassador of Colombia and his wife, FCCT President Jonathan Head, FCCT Film Coordinator Lekha Shankar, the Ambassador
of Cuba and his wife, the Ambassador of S. Africa, the Deputy Head of Mission from the Argentine Embassy and his wife, the British Ambassador and his wife.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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