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Bassam Sebti

Global Editor of
Bassam Sebti is the Global Editor of, managing the editorial calendar, core website pages and blogs, as well as coordinating with social media and other digital products across the organization. Prior to that, he managed the World Bank's Arabic web and social media channels from 2013 to 2017. 

Prior to the World Bank, he worked as a Senior Assignment Editor at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) where he edited, managed and assigned news articles for (formerly 
Before that, he was the Arabic editor of the International Journalists' Network (IJNet), a multilingual media training resources portal published by the Washington D.C.-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). He also worked on building ICFJ's online journalism training courses and assisted in running journalism training programs worldwide.

In his home country Iraq, he was a special correspondent for The Washington Post, 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 Al-Turath University College in Iraq and a M.A. in Writing Studies from Saint Joseph's University in the United States.