Events in December

7pm, Wednesday December 2, 2015
Frame by Frame
A film screening

7pm, Thursday 3rd December, 2015
After Paris: How Strong is ISIS & its Allies in SE Asia?
Assessing the threat level of ISIS in SEA

16:30, Tuesday December 8, 2015
Launching of CHEGA! The Report of Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor
Report launching & Forum

Job Openings

Job opening
Inis Communication is looking for a Communications Project Manager based in Chiang Mai

Position opening
AFP Bangkok based Photographer

In the Gallery this month: a photo exhibition by Rony Zakaria/Indonesia

Everything tastes sweet in the island of Java. During the days of the Dutch administration, Java was one of the biggest producers of sugar in the world. Today, only 60 factories remain. Indonesia now grows very little of the sugar it consumes and is now the world's second biggest importer of sugar after Russia. But the cultural celebration, big steam machinery and hard working laborers are still there as a reminder of the sweet glory days of the past.

Born 1984 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Rony Zakaria holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. He started his career as a photographer after graduation. He learned photojournalism at ANTARA Gallery of Photojournalism in Jakarta and Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines as a fellow. Since then he has worked mainly for national and foreign publications and has covered various issues in his native, Indonesia.

Rony has won several accolades and awards for his work, including NPPA Best of Photojournalism and Mochtar Lubis Award for Investigative reporting. He has exhibited his work widely in Paris, Manila, Bangladesh, Singapore, Thailand, Germany and Malaysia in 2013, he published his first monograph, Encounters. A personal work with photographs collected starting from the beginning of his career.

He lives in Jakarta but continues to travel.

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

04 December: Tonic

11 December: No Jazz

18 December: The Bylines (Christmas Party Night & New Member Night)

25 December: No Jazz

Thai Film 'Teacher's Diary', Last Film of the Season

'Teacher's Diary', the Thai film that was the biggest 'hit' of last year, and also the country’s Oscar-nominated movie, was screened as the last film of the 2015 International Film Series. It was attended by a mixed audience of foreigners and Thais, from the film, media, and academic community, all of whom enjoyed the warm and whimsical movie. The Director of the film, Nithiwat Tharathorn, attended the screening and followed up with an energetic Q & A.

The Red and White wines of the international award-winning Thai wine company Granmote, were much enjoyed.

With this film, we completed the eighth year of the Contemporary World Film Series.

From the left: Fcct Film Coordinator Lekha Shankar, Granmonte Wines' owners Visooth and Sakuna Lohitnavy,Thai Director Nithiwat Tharathorn, GTH Assoc Director (Internat Business) Ruedee Pholthaweechai,and her team

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

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Join FCCT and receive e-mails whenever new programs are added. Because news changes fast, FCCT sometimes schedules timely programs on short notice.

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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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