Iran: New censorship law bans TV makers from showing women eating pizza, sandwich

New censorship rules in Iran banned TV makers from showing women eating pizza on screen.

Drama makers have been warned that men should not be shown serving women tea in scenes involving a workplace, while women must not wear leather gloves.

According to IranWire, government officials have issued the new guidelines to broadcasters and film makers following a recent audit.

Women should also not be shown on screen drinking any red-coloured beverages. Sandwiches are also on the list.

To ensure that the strict new rules are followed, any scenes or photographs showing men and women in a domestic setting will have to be cleared by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, before broadcast.

Some Iranian streaming sites will self censor to avoid facing sanctions from authorities in Tehran.