The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is dismayed by the sentencing of two journalists, a local fixer, and their driver in Myanmar, to two months in prison after a drone was used near the parliament in Naypyitaw. The four have unexpectedly been charged under the 1934 Burma Aircraft Act, which predates the appearance of viable drones by nearly 50 years.
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It is never as good as being in the clubhouse and having the chance to pitch in with a question, but when you are unable to attend an FCCT event in person you can usually catch up. Go to FCCT Events, the club's channel on YouTube. You will find there a valuable store going back years of memorable discussions on current events, social issues, and historical and cultural topics.
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Xmas party December 15, 2017
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The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is dismayed by the arrest and prosecution in Cambodia of two unemployed journalists for alleged international espionage. Former Radio Free Asia (RFA) Khmer Service reporters Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin were arrested on Nov. 14 for running an unlicensed karaoke studio.
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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.

Documentary Film Night: "I Am Not Your Negro" (Oscar-Nominated for Best 2016 Documentary)
In partnership with Thailand Documentary Club 1 hour, 33 minutes English soundtrack, Thai subtitles
7pm, Monday November 27, 2017
"I Am Not Your Negro" is a thrilling introduction to the work of James Baldwin, a remedial course in American history, and an advanced seminar in racial politics -- a concise, roughly 90-minute movie with the scope and impact of a 10-hour mini-series or a literary doorstop. It is not an easy or a consoling movie, but it is the opposite of bitter or despairing.
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Thailand: Shifting Ground Between the US and a Rising China
Book launch with author Benjamin Zawacki
7pm, Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Particularly since the 2014 coup, claims have been made regarding a loss of American interest and influence in Thailand, and a related rise in that of the Chinese. In a project begun before the coup, a new book delves deeply into this question and provides a comprehensive response.
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The Night Shift - Documenting Duterte's War on Drugs in the Philippines
Photo Exhibition Opening with Q&A
Friday, 1 December 2017, 7pm
Presenting: Rica Concepcion, Kimberly Dela Cruz, Patricia Evangelista, Carlo Gabuco, Raffy Lerma, Basilio Sepe. At the time of his election last year, President Rodrigo Duterte promised an end to the scourge of illegal drugs. "Forget the laws on human rights," he said at his final rally. "If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor [of Davao].
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CEO Dr Seth Berkley from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to speak at FCCT
Press conference (also open to non-media) (Not FCCT)
2pm - 4pm, Friday December 1, 2017
One of the world's leading global health experts, Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will speak at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2pm. Half of all ASEAN countries receive support from Gavi which has committed over US$2.5 billion to the Asia-Pacific region over the past 15 years.
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Documentary Film Night: "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media"
In partnership with Thailand Documentary Club 2 hours, 47 minutes English soundtrack, Thai subtitles
7pm, Monday December 4, 2017
This film showcases Noam Chomsky, one of America's leading linguists and political dissidents. It also illustrates his message of how government and big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in order to manipulate the opinions of their populations.
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Who Killed Jim Thompson the Thai Silk King?
First showing in Thailand followed by panel discussion
7pm, Wednesday, 6 December 2017
On 26 March 1967, Jim Thompson vanished in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands during a trip with friends from Thailand and Singapore. Despite a massive manhunt, no trace was ever found of him. There has been no end of theories about what happened.
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International Anti-Corruption Day 2017: Celebrating women fighting corruption in South and Southeast Asia
(Not FCCT)
6 pm, Friday December 8, 2017
Summary: International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated each year to raise awareness about corruption and ways to fight it. This year, UNDP-UNODC would like to highlight how the fight against corruption is championed by many women, despite the common portrayal of women as being more adversely affected by it. Thus, the panel will feature remarkable women combating corruption across Asia.
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Cambodia - Goodbye to Democracy and All That
Panel discussion
7pm, Wednesday, 13 December 2017
The Cambodia National Rescue Party, which had been giving the ruling Cambodian People's Party an increasingly hard time in local and national polls on recent outings, is now itself in desperate need of rescue. With its leader Kem Sokha languishing in jail for alleged treason, the Supreme Court last week ordered the party's dissolution.
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Quiz Night
7pm, Thursday January 18, 2018
FCCTs next Monthly Pub Quiz night: no entry fee and teams from 4-6 players welcome. Don't have a team? No problem, as we will always have a hodgepodge table for you to join.
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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

Kingdom's Edge

"Kingdom's Edge represents British photojournalist Richard Humphries' eight year journey documenting Thailand's Deep South region.

Through his book of the same name, and this collection of 15 colour photographs, Richard, a fluent Malay speaker, examines the complex intricacies and subtle incongruities of daily life in South East Asia's deadliest conflict.

Moving away from the mainstream coverage, Richard has found a region that teems and bustles with life and culture. It is a region of trade and commerce, of young people and free wifi, of tea shops and markets. A place where tudong clad girls ride four on a motorbike, where twice a day people freeze on the spot to the sound of the national anthem, and where the call to prayer fills the air five times a day. It is a complex society that is both Muslim and Buddhist, Malay and Thai. It is both old and youthful, calm and restive. It is a place that has more in common with Kuala Lumpur than distant Bangkok. Through this visual narrative, Richard presents a timely and alternative view from one of the world's most underreported conflict zones, a largely forgotten pocket of territory at the farthest edge of the Kingdom of Thailand."
The FCCT 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.

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
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

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