League Journalists to Aid Jobless, Denationalized Colleagues

The Association of Journalists Accredited to the League of Nations at its annual meeting here has adopted a resolution to assign 100,000 Swiss francs to aid Jewish and other needy members and former members who have lost citizenship and employment and have become refugees, the lot of many league correspondents who formerly represented the German and Austrian press.

The resolution appeals to all governments and the members of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee to “give the most Liberal treatment to refugees who are bona fide journalists, without distinction as to race, religion, land of origin or political views.” it also “expresses regret that the members of other professions exercise influence to prevent entry into their countries and employment of refugees of the same profession.”

The sum assigned is to be taken from a fund of 120,000 Swiss francs accumulated by the association to build a clubhouse, building of which will now be postponed, the meeting deciding that “a professional association must first protect and defend members who are most in danger.” The money will be distributed in the form of loans, in the amount of not more than 5,000 francs to each needy member.

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