August 24, 2018

WACC proudly names 12 new Honorary Life Members including Rev. Dr Cheon, Young-cheol

WACC’s Board of Directors is celebrating a dozen individuals whose lives are dedicated to advancing communication rights.

Since 1995, WACC has publicly recognised the work of communicators who have upheld its principles and values while working for greater social justice.

WACC’s 50th anniversary was an occasion to recognize a further six women and six men who have significantly contributed to WACC’s life and work.

Each new Honorary Life Member has a lengthy career. More complete biographical information can be found on WACC’s web site here.

The Rev. Dr Young-cheol Cheon is an ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK). He received a PhD in Media, Religion and Culture at the VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2011. He served as a WACC Officer (Treasurer) 2006-11 and as an Asia Region-WACC Officer (Treasurer) 2003-08. He was a director of communication and public relations of the Korean Host Committee for the WCC 10th Assembly for 2011-2014. Since 2015 he has been a Visiting Professor of Christian Communication at the Presbyterian University & Theological Seminary in Seoul, South Korea. Currently, he is the General Secretary of Korean Diakonia.

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