BAGHDAD, IRAQ: Veteran television journalist and PR executive Ed Rabel has been in Baghdad helping to train Iraqi journalists as part of the nation's reconstruction.
The tour, which comes at the request of the US government, has Rabel working for Science Applications International Corporation, the contractor charged with establishing a broadcast network in Iraq.
Rabel was unavailable for an interview. In a press release, he said, "This is a unique opportunity to help a population that has, for too long, been denied access to uncensored information and had the right to debate and discuss the issues in an open society."
After an Emmy Award-winning career as a news correspondent at NBC and CBS, Rabel joined The McGinn Group, an Arlington, VA-based PR agency. There he works in media training and crisis communications counseling.
During his time in journalism, Rabel reported in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and China. He covered the first Gulf War from Baghdad, and he also covered the Pentagon and the Southeastern US.