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M. Sliwa Public Relations is a subsidiary of Freedom Now Communications Inc., founded in 1999 by Maria Sliwa an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Our company brings quality experience and journalistic expertise to our one-stop shop for a variety of public relations needs. Our wide range of national and international contacts will connect you with key media outlets for maximum attention. We bring the media to you while developing media strategies that will take your story to the next level. We have long-term media relationships that are essential in delivering the exposure you need. We ensure success through our sound strategies, focused execution and collaboration with a broad network of affiliates.


Our experience has enabled us to secure numerous interviews with prestigious outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Reuters, BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, PBS, BET, Al Jazeera, CTV and France24, to name a few. Our media outreach has been responsible for a number of New York Times bestsellers.


We consistently achieve our clients’ expectations and requirements. Having direct experience in media, our work has taken us across health, consumer, energy, environmental, news, law, non-partisan politics, humanitarian, nonprofit and public-private sectors within numerous industries and categories. We specialize in television, radio, print, and Internet media, and offer media placement and critiques, as well as press conference services. Clients often depend on our print and web editing services for their professional writing needs. We also manage presentations and deploy effective storylines through media advisories, press releases, talking points, scripts and dynamic social media strategies. We offer a level of expertise and personalized service that the bigger public relations firms cannot equal.

Journalism and Press Kits

  • Writing and editing of articles on topic
  • Press releases for news stories, books and authors, events and announcements

Expertise includes:

  • National and International News
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Book Publicity
  • Human Rights
  • Not-for-profit
  • Corporate


The communications landscape is ever changing. Our social media service helps our clients connect and engage with online audiences. Our team will design a custom social media plan that will help you achieve your goals.

Our social media services include:

  • Workshops and one-on-one training
  • Campaign strategy
  • Editorial content calendars
  • Social media event management (Twitter talks, Reddit AMA’s)
  • Email newsletter consulting
  • Community management


M. Sliwa Public Relations has launched clients on The New York Times bestsellers list, and will coordinate with publishing houses to gain maximum exposure for your message. This includes media coverage, event publicity, book reviews both in major newspapers and online communities, and specialized social media campaigns. Media outlets we work with include: The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME, The Guardian, Associated Press, Reuters, BBC, Al Jazeera America, CTV, CBC, France24, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC.


The human rights media division for M. Sliwa Public Relations is Freedom Now Communications, which has been managing press conferences and media events in New York City and Washington, DC since 2000. We can publish your organization’s media advisories and press releases on national and international newswires and will distribute announcements for your event to over 4,000 media outlets via fax and email–and to over 100,000 media outlets, politicians and activists, while pitching your events directly to the numerous media leaders who look to our service for great leads. Freedom Now will also coordinate the media interest generated for your event, arrange for interviews with key spokespersons and edit your news announcements.