Lien De Coster is a Belgian freelance journalist. She is currently based in Amsterdam where she works primarily for noticias.nl and laruta.nu, websites about social movements in Latin America. Apart from Latin America, Lien's main areas of interest are gender and the environment. She has studied English and Swedish literature and language, journalism, and conflict and development. She writes frequently for Belgian MO* Magazine (www.mo.be). During her studies she spent a year in Sweden and has traveled throughout Europe and Latin America. In the future Lien would like to explore the potential of journalism to generate positive energy while traveling and writing.