VOA News.（25 August， 2010）Philippines Hostage Crisis Survivors Return to Hong Kong，http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Philippines-Hostage-Crisis-Survivors-Return-to-Hong-Kong-101466774.html
Since August 23, 2010, the bungled hostage crisis in the Philippines has attracted the attention of the whole world. A large number of reports and news have issued to question the capacity of the local policeman and authorities in saving the lives. VOA News also issues a series of reports and news on this issue, for instance, ‘Philippines Hostage Crisis Survivors Return to Hong Kong’.
The news expresses the seriousness of the issue with the application of the visual languages, which help better and clearer express the public anger and the rage---the news has upgraded the hostage issue into the ‘hostage crisis’ to express the saddest in the history.
The news has made use of the short and concise language to present the reasons in leading to such saddest result ‘The Philippine interior minister has admitted the SWAT team that handled the case was inadequately trained and equipped’.
The news presents the attitudes of the Philippine government to the crisis, and quotes the words of several characters from Philippines to show that the Philippine authorities have realized their misconducts and have expressed their regret and pity to the crisis to the Chinese government and Hong Kong authorities, such as the words of Philippine interior minister, Philippine President Benigno Aquino, etc.
The news is structured in a conflict/resolution manner. At the beginning, it introduces the hostage crisis, and at the end, it concludes that the Chinese and Hong Kong authorities initially make the decision not to allow the citizens to travel to Philippines, which will be a blow to the local tourism industry, indicating the Chinese authorities’ determination to well dealing with the hostage crisis.
As the online news, it objectively reports the progress of the crisis and covers all aspects, such as the reasons, the attitudes and etc within its limited words, and successfully catches the eyes of the audiences as well.