Prior to the World Bank, Sebti worked as a senior Arabic editor and Iraq Assignment editor at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) where he managed and assigned articles for Mawtani.com, an Iraq news website. He also edited daily news articles in both English and Arabic for GDIT’s Middle East portal, Al-Shorfa.com.
Before that, Sebti was the Arabic editor of the International Journalists' Network (IJNet), a multilingual media training resource published by the Washington D.C.-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).
Sebti also worked on building ICFJ's online journalism training courses and assisted in running journalism training programs worldwide.
Prior to working with ICFJ, Sebti was a special correspondent for The Washington Post in Baghdad where he covered the war and the political process from September 2003 to July 2006. He has a B.A. degree in English and Literature from the Baghdad-based Al-Turath University College and a M.A. in Writing Studies from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States.
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