Princess Rym Ali

Princess of Jordan


Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali founded in 2007 the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), a non-profit institution whose aim is to establish an Arab center of excellence for journalism education with a Master’s program at its core and training modules in parallel.

Prior to marrying HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Princess Rym worked extensively for international broadcasters including CNN, where she began as a producer in 1998 and later worked as a Baghdad correspondent from 2001 until 2004. She had developed her portfolio working for the BBC, Dubai TV, Radio Monte-Carlo Moyen-Orient, and United Press International-UPI. A graduate of Columbia University’s School of Journalism, Princess Rym Ali also holds a “Diplôme d’Etudes Avancé” ” in Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and an MA in English Literature from the Sorbonne.

She has been honoured as a French Knight of the Legion of Honor by the French government.

In September 2021, The Anna Lindh Foundation, appointed Princess Rym Ali, as president of the foundation, succeeding French politician Elizabeth Guigou.