Ewald Scharfenberg, Venezuela, is a journalist and consultant and is currently co-director of investigative news website Armando.info. He is also chief correspondent in Venezuela for Spanish daily newspaper El País.
From 2006 to 2012, Scharfenberg was executive director of the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad de Venezuela (Ipys Venezuela), a nongovernmental organization that supports freedom of the press, access to public information and promotes investigative journalism in Venezuela.
Previously he has held positions as editor-in-chief of Revista Producto (a Venezuelan advertising and marketing trade publication), director of Letra G (the Sunday magazine of El Globo daily newspaper), and founding editor-in-chief of Revista Exceso. He holds a university degree in Social Communication from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Scharfenberg was a member (on behalf of Ipys Venezuela) of the World Committee, International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), a global alliance of freedom of speech monitors and advocates. From 1996 until 2006, he was the Venezuelan correspondent for Reporters Without Borders. Since 2014 he has also been a member of the jury of the Latin American Award for Investigative Journalism (Transparency International-Ipys).