">Name: Akram Haniyya
Artist: Akram Haniyya
Confronting Bodies: Israeli censors
Date of Action: Several incidents in the early 1980's up until 1986, when he was deported from the Occupied Territories.
Specific Location: Jordan
Description of Artwork: The newspaper "Al-Sha'b," which Haniyya was editor-in-chief of, published several articles, which were on topics that had been forbidden. In 1985 he published statements from the President of Sudan on the topic of Jewish immigration, which Israeli officials had repeatedly stated no newspaper should touch on. Another incident came three months later when censors instructed newspapers to ignore an incident involving two young Palestinians who were killed in an auto explosion. Haniyya did not report the event but instead published a death notice. After this al-Sha'b was closed by censors for three days. The paper was also not allowed to cover stories about the West Bank for large periods of time (Despite Palestinian affairs being the purpose of al-Sha'b) due to orders from the censors and was closed down temporarily after the invasion of Lebanon.
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