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Princess Rym

Princess Rym
Spouse Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein
Princess Jalila
Prince Abdullah
Father Lakhdar Brahimi

Princess Rym Ali (born 1969) is the wife of Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan, whom she married on September 7, 2004. She is the daughter of Lakhdar Brahimi, former Algerian Minister for Foreign Affairs and senior UN official.[1] She was raised in Great Britain and Algeria. She was educated in France and the United States.

She and Prince Ali live in Amman with their two children Princess Jalila bint Ali and Prince Abdullah bin Ali.


  • BA in geography and an MA in English literature at the Sorbonne University in Paris - graduated with honors in 1990
  • MPhil in political science at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris in Paris in 1991[2]
  • Masters Degree at Graduate School of Journalism, concentrating on international reporting - Columbia University in 1994[3]


Jordanian Royal Family

HM The King
HM The Queen

HM Queen Noor

Earlier in her career she worked at United Nations Bureaus of the BBC World Service, the United Press International, Dubai TV, Bloomberg International, Radio Monte Carlo Moyen Orient and CNN (London).

She has been the Executive Commissioner of the Royal Film Commission - Jordan since 2006.[4]

She is the founder of the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), a non-profit body whose aim is to establish an Arab Center of Excellence for Journalism Education with a Masters’ programme at its core.[5]


Princess Rym Ali received a prestigious award from the Columbia University School of Journalism in April 2011. The Alumni Awards are presented annually for a distinguished journalism career, an outstanding journalistic achievement, or a notable contribution to journalism education.

In July 2011, was awarded the “Best International Journalist” prize at the 32nd Ischia International Journalism Awards Ceremony, one of the most prestigious journalistic awards in Italy.[6]

On September 20, 2011, Princess Rym Ali was decorated with French Knight of the Legion of Honour by French Ambassador to Jordan.

In October 2012, was awarded the Global Thinkers Forum 2012 Award for Excellence in Media for her exceptional work with the Jordan Media Institute (JMI).


External links

  • Jordan Media Institute
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