A while back, I referred to the nomination/election process for ICANN. By way of update, I now note the good news that Kieren McCarthy, a journalist in Britain, has applied for the ICANN board vacancy.
Kieren is probably the only journalist that I always end up citing for anything ICANN-related, as he has always added detail (especially in articles for the Register) that others miss (probably because they’re too busy giving the Governance for Dummies schpiel and throwing in some random ad hom abuse about the UN) and is thus virtually a primary source on ICANN and governance goings-on. If he’s chosen, I’ll have to find someone else to rely on. But selfishness aside, go Kieren!