IN CELEBRATION of Cebu Press Freedom Week 2023, GMA Regional TV and Synergy will bring back the award-winning GMA Masterclass Series to the Queen City of the South for the “GMA Masterclass Series: The Cebu Press Freedom Week Special” on Sept. 18, 2023 at the University of the Philippines Cebu.

GMA Integrated News pillar Howie Severino, veteran broadcast journalist Pia Arcangel, award-winning multimedia journalist Aileen Perez and award-winning regional correspondent Nikko Sereno will join the panel to share insights and experiences, and their thoughts on the topic, “Journalism in the Age of AI (Artificial Intelligence).”

The event will be hosted by GMA Sparkle artist—host and sportscaster Martin Javier. Making the event extra special are performances from Queendom’s Jessica Villarubin, the grand champion of “The Clash” Season 3 from Cebu.

Now in its 31st year, the Cebu Press Freedom Week has provided opportunities for media practitioners, student journalists, and the public to come together to discuss issues that affect news consumption and the practice of journalism. It also serves as a collective call for the continued protection of press freedom, which is crucial in a democracy.

The last time The Masterclass Series visited Cebu was in October 2022 at the University of San Jose-Recoletos for the “The Icons Series,” which featured GMA’s Chief Marketing Officer Lizelle G. Maralag. / PR