Bernard Krisher, Publisher of The Cambodia Daily, Dies at 87

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Bernard Krisher, Publisher of The Cambodia Daily, Dies at 87

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:05 am

Bernard Krisher, Journalist and Philanthropist, Dies at 87
By The Cambodia Daily -
March 18, 2019

Bernard Krisher, chairman of World Assistance for Cambodia, publisher of The Cambodia Daily and former Newsweek Tokyo bureau chief, died on March 5 at a hospital in Tokyo. He was 87.

His death from heart failure was disclosed by his family following a private burial in New York.

Krisher, who began his career as a foreign correspondent in Japan, dedicated his last three decades to humanitarian work in Cambodia.

The Cambodia Daily, the first of his projects, was the country’s first English-language newspaper, with a mission of reporting “all the news without fear or favor.” The paper was a training ground for Cambodian and expatriate journalists. It published local and international news to readers in Phnom Penh. The regime’s forced closure of the print edition in September 2017 drew international condemnation.

Krisher founded nonprofits that built schools and a hospital. His rural schools project has, to date, built over 560 state schools across every province. While not personally wealthy, Krisher leveraged his rolodex and chutzpah to solicit funds from private donors, and the World and Asian Development banks. Known by many around him as Bernie “Pusher,” he once said, “I remain very New York—quite aggressive, confrontational against authority and establishment.”

The projects that became closest to his heart were the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE that provides free medical care to the poor and an educational center for foster children, orphans and children from remote villages that don’t have a high school.
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/bern ... 87-146693/
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Re: Bernard Krisher, Publisher of The Cambodia Daily, Dies at 87

Post by Stiliko » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:02 pm

All props given to this extraordinary human being. The means weren’t always pretty but the ends speak for themselves.


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she knew only what had been told her
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Re: Bernard Krisher, Publisher of The Cambodia Daily, Dies at 87

Post by Chamboy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:40 pm

The means weren’t always pretty but the ends speak for themselves."

Perhaps, but The Daily survives only as an online ghost.
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Re: Bernard Krisher, Publisher of The Cambodia Daily, Dies at 87

Post by Duncan » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:02 pm

Chamboy wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:40 pm
The means weren’t always pretty but the ends speak for themselves."

Perhaps, but The Daily survives only as an online ghost.


That's the way news papers are going,,,, The Daily should win an award for getting there first.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: Bernard Krisher, Publisher of The Cambodia Daily, Dies at 87

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:52 pm

Long read obituary from The Independent yesterday.

Bernard Krisher: American journalist who founded Cambodia’s first English-language daily
James Williams
April 14, 2019
Journalist, publisher and humanitarian Bernard Krisher was the a German-born American whose accolades include starting the first daily English language newspaper in Cambodia. Based in Japan for much of his life, it is for his contribution to journalism and philanthropy in Cambodia that he was best known.

Described by some former colleagues as tenacious and by others as pushy and irascible, Krisher was, by his own admission, an aggressive New Yorker who used the force of his personality to improve the lives of many, while simultaneously holding the feet of powerful figures to the fire.
Full article: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obit ... 64191.html
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