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Rodney Tasker, 1945-2015, RIP

Rodney Tasker 1945-2015: A Personal recollection

Events in March

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm, Tuesday March 31st 2015
Tips for Digital Generation Parents:
"the who, the what and the how of dealing with kids and technology" by Tosca Killoran and Ivan Beekmans

Events in April

7pm, Wedensday, April 1st, 2015
Combating Corruption
NACC's Sirilaksana Khoman on combating corruption

10:30am, Thursday April 2, 2015
ASEAN 2015 Community in the Face of Turmoil?
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

7pm, Wednesday April 8, 2015
Dancing with the Dragon
Sino-Thai relations since Thailand's coup d'etat A Panel discussion

11am, Thursday April 9, 2015
Bangkok Business Connections (BBC)
The Best Networking Luncheon in Town!

11:30am Thursday, April 30, 2015
International Girls in ICT Day 2015
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.

In the Gallery, March 2015: "Elephants in Laos", by Adri Berger


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.

Adri Berger
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:

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

'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.

FCCT members receive e-mails with "late-breaking news" about programs.

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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