In response to a subsequent call in September 2014 by Arterial Network for contribution from writers, journalists and researchers across the Africa continent to share their opinions and knowledge on a broad topic, a compendium of written works by 25 authors from 14 African countries has been released as a free e-book project 2016.
In a press release by Arterial headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa, the project manager for Artwatch Africa project, Diana Ramarohetra said; “The main objective for this project was to give writers the opportunity to talk about what ‘freedom of creative expression’ means to them and in their own style. It is amazing to see that most of the time when we say ‘Freedom of Expression,’ people first think of journalism and forget that it also pertains to the arts and artistes. It is our job to inform people about artiste’s rights and help to build the infrastructure across Africa to defend them. She said.