Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali founded 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. She is also a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Royal Film Commission of Jordan.
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 developed her portfolio working for the BBC, Dubai TV, Bloomberg TV, Radio Monte-Carlo Moyen-Orient and United Press International-UPI.
In 2011, Princess Rym Ali received a prestigious Alumni Award from the Columbia University School of Journalism. That year, she was also awarded the “Best International Journalist” prize at the 32nd Ischia International Journalism Awards Ceremony in Italy, as well as the French Knight of the Legion of Honor decoration from the French government. In 2012, the Global Thinkers Forum awarded Princess Rym Ali the Excellence in Media Award. And in November 2013, Princess Rym Ali received a PhD honoris causa from Coventry University in England for her contribution to the field of Journalism and Media.
A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Princess Rym Ali also holds a MPhil in Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and a MA in English Literature from the Sorbonne.