The National Security Agency spied on Arab news outlet Al-Jazeera, the German news outlet Der Spiegel reports.
During President George W. Bush’s second term in 2006, documents obtained by the news outlet reveal the NSA hacked the internal communications of Al-Jazeera and was able to read the messages of “interesting targets” in contact with the news organization.
Al-Jazeera is known for broadcasting the video and audio messages of known al-Qaida leaders, including Osama bin Laden.
The report comes on the heels of revelations by the Washington Post on Friday about the agency’s 231 “offensive cyber-operations” in 2011.
The Obama administration is currently under fire for allegations of spying on journalists and its prosecution of whistleblowers.