"the who, the what and the how of dealing with kids and technology" by Tosca Killoran and Ivan Beekmans
Briefing to the media by the ASEAN Peoples' Forum (APF 2015)
At the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Thursday 2 April 2015, 10.30AM
Refreshments will be served
The "Girls in ICT" initiative at ITU is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. The International Girls in ICT Day, celebrated on the 4th Thursday of April each year.
The Asian Elephant in Lao is under threat and there are only around 900 left in the country. The numbers are still declining and it is admitted that a population is no longer viable under 200 specimens. With the steady decline in the number of elephants in Laos this could mean that within 40 years no elephants will remain in the country once known as The Land of a Million Elephants.
is a photographer and filmmaker based in Laos. He has worked with a large variety of clients varying from broadcast, like KBS in S-Korea and BBC programs to Development Agencies as part of the UN, and NGO's like Save the Children, Red Cross and FWAB among others. .Adri is currently working on various projects; Films for the new Childrens Hospital in Luang Prabang, a 50 min documentary about Luang Prabang to coincide with the 20th anniversary of becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. For more information please visit: www.adriberger.com
Jazz at the FCCT, every Friday, between 8.00 pm and 10.00pm
06 March: The Bylines
13 March: The Bylines
20 March: The Bylines
27 March: Tonic
'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
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
- 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 email@example.com
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.
FCCT members receive e-mails with "late-breaking news" about programs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center
518/5 Ploenchit Road
(connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330