Jon Leyne was the Cairo correspondent for BBC News and its 24-hour television news channels BBC World News and BBC News, as well as the BBC’s domestic television and radio channels and the BBC World Service.
He worked for the BBC for nearly 30 years, and was its correspondent in New York and Washington, followed by Amman in Jordan and Tehran in Iran. He became the BBC’s Cairo correspondent in June 2010.
In 2013 he left his Cairo posting because of severe headaches and returned to Britain where he was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour; he died in late July.
Rebecca Williams is a presenter and reporter for Sky News. She was previously a reporter for BBC News. Follow Rebecca on Twitter
Steve Hewlett was a writer, broadcaster and media consultant He presented The Media Show on Radio 4, and talked about media matters on BBC News and Sky News before his death in February 2017. He was diagnosed in March 2016 with cancer of the oesophagus.
Paul Mason is an English journalist and broadcaster. He was Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News, becoming the programme’s Economics Editor on 1 June 2014, a post he formerly held on BBC2’s Newsnight programme. He is the author of several books, and a…