Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali, an internationally renowned journalist, is the founder of JMI.
Prior to marrying His Royal Highness Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Her Royal Highness 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. Before joining with the BBC, Her Highness developed her portfolio working for Dubai TV, Bloomberg TV, Radio Monte Carlo Moyen Orient and United Press International-UPI.
A graduate of Columbia University’s School of Journalism, Her Royal Highness 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. She has been the Executive Commissioner of the Royal Film Commission - Jordan since July 2005.
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, or an outstanding journalistic achievement or a notable contribution to journalism education. In July this year, she has also been awarded the “Best International Journalist” prize at the 32nd Ischia International Journalism Awards Ceremony, one of the most prestigious journalistic awards in Italy. On September 20, 2011, Princess Rym Ali was decorated with French Knight of the Legion of Honor by French Ambassador to Jordan.
In October 2012, Princess Rym Ali received the Excellence in Media Award by the Global Thinkers Forum. And in November 2013, Her Royal Highness was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the United Kingdom’s Coventry University for her contribution to the field of journalism and media, and her role in establishing the institute.