CLUB NEWS
Veteran Cambodia Daily reporter Saing Soenthrith in dire financial straits
Veteran Cambodia Daily reporter Saing Soenthrith has been diagnosed with serious kidney problems that require regular dialysis costing $80 per session. Rith is now on medical leave and no longer drawing a salary.
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TJA-TBA statement translated into English
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ENDURANCE Photograph Exhibition & Book Signing by Omar Havana
Exhibition opening: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7PM


*All proceeds from book and limited edition sales will be donated to projects benefiting the reconstruction of the country, because this book belongs to Nepali people.

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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.

Thailand Brews a Craft Beer Insurgency
7pm, Wednesday 29 March 2017
In January this year a young man was arrested after police discovered that he was selling home-brewed beer from his three-storey shophouse in Nonthaburi. He is now on trial, and faces a possible six-month prison sentence. His arrest brought to light two conflicting forces in the world of brewing in Thailand. One is an explosion of interest in the craft beer movement among younger Thais, who want to replicate the rich, hoppy flavours and distinct characters of the beers coming out of US microbreweries in their own country, where for decades beer drinkers have been stuck with the standardized lagers produced by Thailand's two brewing giants, Boonrawd (Singha) and Thaibev (Chang).
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New Members' Night
7pm, Friday March 31, 2017
If you are a "new" member who has joined since January 2016, you are invited to attend and enjoy a couple of free drinks and some snacks, meet some of the FCCT Board and the President, and (depending on current news situations of course!) also go behind the scenes and visit some of the media offices on the same floor as the Club (BBC, AsiaWorks, NBC and maybe others), which has been a most popular and interesting feature on previous "New Member" nights.
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Documentary Film Nights in April.
April 3rd-Cartel Land www.imdb.com/title/tt4126304/
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Documentary Film Night: Cartel Land
7pm April 3rd, 2017


Synopsis: With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy - the murderous Mexican drug cartels.

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Why would any young Thais want to get involved in politics?
7pm, Wednesday 5 April, 2017
For over a decade, Thailand has been in the grips of political turmoil. Endless cycles of street protests, counter protests, violence and coups have disillusioned every sector of Thai society to politics and governance.
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Fiction Film: Dark Fortune, including discussion with Director (Eng subtitles only, no Thai subtitles)
7pm, 24 April, 2017


We are deviating from our documentaries for this screening because the director is in town and will be joining us for the screening!

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Documentary film night with food and wine: "L'esercito piu' piccolo del mondo" ("The World's Smallest Army")
6:30pm, Monday 08 May, 2017
A film concerning the Swiss Guards during the papacy of Pope Francis by Gianfranco Pannone http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4898802/
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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

EU Aid to Uprooted People Thailand Project Launch 2017 "Building Self-Reliance: Helping Refugees Prepare for the Future"
9:30am, Wedsnesday March 29th, 2017
On behalf of leading partners for EU supported refugee programmes, Adventist Refugee Development Agency Thailand, Caritas Spain, Malteser International, and Save the Children would like to invite media and press to participate in the EU Thailand Projects Launch of "Building Self-Reliance: Helping Refugees Prepare for the Future" at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT), P floor, Maneeya Building, Chidlom, Phayathai Road, Bangkok on 29 March 2017, 09.30-12.00 hrs.
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DISCUSSING THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF DRUG USE AND POSSESSION IN THAILAND
4-5.30pm, Tuesday April 4, 2017
A meeting with the press: Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and former President of Switzerland.

During her ministerial visit to Thailand, Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and former President of Switzerland, will be meeting with the press to exchange on the topic of drug policy reform. In particular, she will highlight the benefits of decriminalizing drug use and possession as presented in the Global Commission's 2016 report "Advancing Drug Policy Reform: a new approach to decriminalization". Finally, she will exchange on how such approach needs to be adapted to the local context.

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Access to Justice for Migrant Workers in Thailand
3 pm, Saturday April 8, 2017
As one of the major labour receiving countries in the region, Thailand has an estimated three million migrant workers, primarily from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. Many of them are employed in the so-called '3D jobs' - dirty, dangerous and demeaning - often finding themselves in situations of human trafficking and labour exploitation.
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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: Behind Tin Walls
"Behind Tin Walls" is a project documenting the lives of migrant workers living in three different camp sites of Bangkok. Mostly migrant workers from Cambodia, they occupy temporary tin-walled structures as they build Bangkok's booming luxury condominium industry. Their own living conditions are of stark difference, raising health and safety concerns for the workers and their families. This emerging Thai photographer's work shows the parallel world in the shadows beneath the rising towers of Bangkok, the 'City of Angels'.

Visarut 'Pop' Sankham is an independent photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. Originally inspired to pick up a camera in the face of social injustices around him, he seeks the nuance behind struggle. "I believe the best place to see hope, is the place where it is almost gone", says Pop. His work has been featured in Sarakadee Magazine, The Nation, The News Lens, and Trans Border News. See his work at www.sankhamphotography.com
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


YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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