Marjolein Koster is a freelance multimedia journalist travelling between the Netherlands and the Balkans.

She has been working in Bosnia-Herzegovina since 2014 and most frequently reports for Nederlands Dagblad, RTL News, VPRO’s Bureau Buitenland. Koster also does research for documentaries, makes podcasts and covers political stories from the region. 

Marjolein Koster

Basic information

Marjolein Koster
Multimedia journalist
The Balkans
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Supported projects

Bosnia’s wood barons

  • Environment

SARAJEVO - Around half of Bosnia-Herzegovina is covered by forests and wood is one of the Balkan country’s most valuable natural resources. But instead of developing the nation, some politicians and private companies enrich themselves with the profits of the ‘green gold’. Forests are cut down for private interests and governments and companies in Western-Europe close their eyes to gain cheap wood.