Princess Rym al-Ali

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Princess Rym
Born 1969 (age 46–47)
Spouse Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein
Issue Princess Jalila
Prince Abdullah
House House of Hashim (by marriage)
Father Lakhdar Brahimi

Princess Rym al-Ali (born 1969) is the Algerian[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]



Jordanian Royal Family
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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.[6]

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.[7]


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.[8]

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


  1. ^ "Jordan's Prince Ali to wed CNN reporter". Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan". Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  3. ^ Royal Ark
  4. ^ "Board of Commissioners". Royal Film Commission (Jordan). Retrieved 2008-11-28. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Her Royal High Princess Rym Al Ali". HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Mr. Shigenobu Kato, Ambassador of Japan, delivered a speech at the graduation ceremony of the animation workshop on 27 January 2008". Embassy of Japan in Jordan. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  7. ^ "New Projects Submitted to the IPDC" (PDF). IPDC Bureau. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  8. ^ "International Journalism Award to Princess Rym Ali". Jordan Media Institute. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 

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