Making or Faking

This video documentary explores issues related to fake news and disinformation and its impact on journalism practices in the mainstream media in Bangladesh. The author (producer and director) takes a qualitative approach and performs a set of key informant interviews to illustrate critical documentation and insights about the issue in Bangladesh. The video can be useful to instigate a more in-depth academic discussion on the issue in similar contexts.

Thanks to: The Conference Management Team, Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret, EKMATTRA Society, Those who actively contributed to the film.

Produced by: Mahmudul Hoque Moni who is an independent filmmaker and photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Being a civil servant, Moni works at the Ministry of Public Administration in Bangladesh. He also serves as an Associate Fellow of the Coretta & Martin Luther King Institute for Peace in Oslo, Norway. With Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Fellowship, he is currently doing his doctoral studies at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He previously obtained three master’s degrees – Master of Arts in Governance and Development with UK Government’s Chevening Scholarship, Regional Masters in Journalism, Media and Communication with Norwegian Government Scholarship, and Master in International Relations with Bangladesh Government Scholarship. He has obtained several national and international recognition for his photographic works. His works have been displayed in several international galleries and exhibitions. He is raising funds for underprivileged children in Bangladesh through his signature project – 1000 Portraits 1000 Stories ( He also made several other documentary films illustrating issues and debates with social and academic relevance. He can be reached at His website is