Maria Sliwa is the president of Freedom Now Communications, Inc. and M. Sliwa Public Relations. As a press agent for the Sudan Campaign, she played a major role in publicizing the genocide, slavery and rape of civilians in Sudan and Darfur. In 1999, she launched and managed an Internet news service, Freedom Now News, focusing on international human rights issues with over 100,000 subscribers. She continues to gain attention for human rights projects, activists and authors.
Sliwa is known for her expertise in human rights reportage. Her reporting and activism helped convince the states of New York and New Jersey to divest from Talisman Energy of Canada, an oil company that was complicit in the Government of Sudan’s genocidal war against its own population.