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FCCT-LightRocket 7th Annual Asia-Pacific Photojournalism Contest

Events in February

10:30am-12:00pm, Tuesday 24 February 2015
Launch of Being LGBT in Asia Phase 2

6.30 - 8.20 pm,Tuesday February 24, 2015
Tips on how to make homework time with your child stress-free by Alison Owen

2pm, Wednesday 25 February 2015
A unique opportunity to see the Oscar-winning documentary 'Citizenfour'
Film Screening and Q&A Session

7pm, Wednesday 25 February, 2015
Jointly sponsored by the Thai Journalist Association and the FCCT

9:30am-2:30pm, Friday 27 February 2015
Report: "Health and human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion"
A panel organised by the International Organization for Migration, London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Anesvad and the IOM Development Fund.

6pm, Friday 27 February 2015
Wine Evening this coming Friday

Events in March

7pm, Wednesday March 11, 2015
The Future of Politics in Thailand

11 am Thursday March 12, 2015
BNOW Networking Luncheon

Job Openings

NHK WORLD Bangkok is looking for video editor:

Japanese Interpreter and Coordinator
Chunichi Shimbun Co.

Contributing Writers

In the Gallery, January 2015: Trafficked

An exhibition by Sittichai Jittatad about those on the frontline combating Thailand's human trafficking problem.

Sittichai Jittatad was born in Thailand in 1978. He has a degree in Environmental Science from the Ramkhamhaeng University but instead chose to follow his passion for documentary photography. His documentary images has been published in the Thai edition of National Geographic Magazine as well as other commercial and editorial publications. His photography focuses on environmental issues and human rights.

This exhibition is the result of months of shadowing various anti-trafficking non-governmental organizations as they rescue human trafficking victims in Thailand and Indonesia.

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

06 February: The Bylines

13 February: Tonic

20 February: The Bylines

27 February: The Bylines

'TANG WONG' (Thailand)

Thai film 'TANG WONG', which won a spate of National Awards last year, had a full house for its screening in the FCCT. This was the last film of the year in the 'Contemporary World Film Series'.

The audience included academics, students, professionals, and many movie-buffs who were very interested to know more about Thai cinema. Their questions were answered, at the Q & A after the screening, by the well-known producer of the film Soros Sukhum, and newcomer actor Nutthasit Kotimanuswanich. The chat-session was moderated by Fcct Board-member Jinda Wedel.

There were also great red and white Thai wines from the Village Farm and Winery, Khao Yai. All in all, it was a great end to yet another year of varied and exciting cinema from around the world, with the kind support of many Embassies, film-companies, and food/drink outlets.

From the left: Fcct Board-member Jinda Wedel, actor Nutthasit Kotimanuswanich, producer Soros Sukhum, Village Farm & Winery's Viravadee Cholvanich, FCCT Film Coordinator Lekha Shankar

'Sila Lidskosti' (The Power of Good)

One of the most high-profile events at the Club recently, was the screening of an outstanding but rarely-seen docu-film: 'Sila Lidskosti, The Power of Good', about an incredible, still-alive, 105-year-old British individual, Nicholas Winton, who rescued from the Nazi camps, numerous Czech Jewish children, many of whom are well-known personalities today.

The screening was organised by the Czech Embassy, in conjunction with the Embassies of Britain and Israel.

The event was attended by several Ambassadors, Cultural Attaches, corporate heads, NGOs and academics, all of whom were deeply moved and inspired by the movie.

From the left: Lekha Shankar, Film Coordinator FCCT, HE Philip Calvert, Ambassador of Canada, HE Mark Kent, Ambassador of Britain, HE Dr Vitezslav Grepl, Ambassador of Czech Republic, HE Marc Michielsen, Ambassador of Belgium, HE Simon Roded, Ambassador of Israel, HE Javier Becker, Ambassador of Chile, Jonathan Head, President of FCCT.

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 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.

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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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