Two were killed or died in the line of duty in the past 12 months, another was injured, and others have been arrested or harassed by authorities.
Iraq remains the most dangerous place in the world for journalists; more than 40 of them were killed there last year alone.
Last month, RFE/RL staff joined that grim list, when Radio Free Iraq correspondent Khamail Khalaf was found dead in Baghdad
Shut Down, Harassed, Threatened
Journalists with RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan have been threatened by the Taliban, and put under pressure from all sides.
A correspondent for the Turkmen Service, Ogulsapar Muradova, died in jail last year in unclear circumstances.
For several months now, RFE/RL has been asking the Iranian authorities to allow one of Radio Farda's correspondents to leave the country.
Parnaz Azima, who's also a well-known translator of books, had her passport confiscated when she traveled to Tehran in January. At one point, she was asked to cooperate with Iranian intelligence services:
And for the past year and a half the Uzbek Service has been without a bureau in Uzbekistan, after authorities shut down its operations there. Nosir Zokirov, a former correspondent, continued to face official harassment after his release from jail last year.
As nations mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3, senior broadcasters from some of RFE/RL's language services have told of the challenges and dangers faced by their staff.